Begin by reviewing the terms numerator and denominator to the students. Explain that the fractions can be simplified to show the largest possible number. The goal is to make the denominator as small as possible. Remind students that when the numerator and denominator are the same, you have a whole number. Explain to students that when the numerator is larger than the denominator, it is a fraction greater than 1 and that the number can also be simplified. When doing so, you end up with a mixed number, or a number which consists of whole number(s) and fractions. Show the steps to turn a fraction greater than 1 into a mixed number. Have students practice with an example and then determine if the fractions greater than 1 have been correctly converted into mixed numbers.