**What about starting with a mixed number and changing it to an improper fraction?**

**Yep - we can do it!**

**How about ?**

**We can draw a picture:**

**Count up the squares... There are 7 fourths... That's .**

**So, **

**Let's see how to do one without pictures:**

**Let's change to an improper fraction.**

**So, **

**Can you check this by drawing hexagons? It will work!**