Lesson plan

Represent and identify fractions using a number line

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/NF/A/2/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5

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Big Ideas: Students understand that a fraction can be interpreted on a number line. This lesson builds upon students' knowledge of fractions by focusing on representing fractions on a number line. The activities specifically focus on working with fractions with a numerator other than 1. The task requires students to demonstrate their critical thinking skills by having them create their own number line. They must represent fractions using their number line in a real world scenario. Focusing on how to represent fractions with numerators other than one, this lesson lays the foundation for representing fractions greater than 1 and mixed numbers on a number line. Vocabulary: numerator, denominator, fraction, partition, segment Special Materials: Students should have access to the following materials for this lesson: Fraction strips (optional)