Adapted Mind Math is a provider of innovative online materials that help young learners navigate complex mathematical concepts and boost competency. Subject areas addressed by Adapted Mind Math include dividing mixed numbers. This starts with turning mixed numbers into improper fractions, such that 1 5/6 becomes 11/6.

Keeping the first fraction constant, the second fraction is flipped over and multiplied across instead of divided. The multiplication is undertaken horizontally, above and below the fraction line. For example, take 2 1/2 divided by 1/4. The first fraction is written as 10/4, the second as 4/1. Multiplying out gives the fraction 40/4, which simplifies down to 10.

AdaptedMind provides targeted repetition that benefits those new to dividing mixed numbers. The program defines problem areas based on students’ correct and incorrect answers, and deploys a tailored set of questions.