Lesson objective: Locate and name distances on a number line.

This lesson helps to build procedural skill with locating and naming distances on a number line. Number lines are used here because they highlight that fractions are numbers that tell us about a distance from zero. This work develops students' understanding that fractions live on the number line denoting a distance from 0, just as whole numbers do.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (model with mathematics) as they use number lines to model the distances traveled.

**Key vocabulary:**

- fraction
- distance
- denominator
- number line
- numerator