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# Represent and identify improper fractions by 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: A fraction greater than one can be interpreted on a number line. A fraction describes the division of a whole into equal parts. This lesson builds upon students' knowledge of fractions by focusing on representing fractions greater than one on a number line. The lesson specifically focuses on working with fractions greater than one. This lesson specifically targets the use of the improper fractions on a number line.The task requires students to demonstrate their critical thinking skills by having them create their own number line. They must represent certain fractions using their number line in this real world scenario. This builds toward students' ability to use number lines to compare fractions. Vocabulary: segment, numerator, denominator, mixed number, improper fraction, partition Special Materials: Students should have access to the following materials for this lesson: Fraction strips (optional)