Lesson objective: Generate equivalent fractions for whole numbers.

This lesson helps to build procedural skill with generating fractions equivalent to whole numbers. A number line is used in this lesson. Linear models are the best model for highlighting the concept that between any two numbers there are an infinite number of fractions. Therefore, a linear model gives students a good feel for relative size of the numbers. It is important for the teacher to clearly explain what length is the whole.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (model with mathematics) as they represent fractions using an area model, a number line, and numbers to show equivalence.

**Key vocabulary:**

- equivalent
- number line
- partition
- position

**Special materials needed:**

- Fraction manipulatives may be needed to support In-Class Practice.