Lesson objective: Solve problems using equivalent fractions.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of equivalent fractions to a real-life situation. Students are asked to evaluate the results from a frog-jumping contest to determine which frogs jumped the same distance.

Key Concept students will use:

Skills students will use:

- Use a fraction to name a location on a number line. (Grade 3, Unit 4)
- Partition a number line to represent fractions. (Grade 3, Unit 4)
- Use equivalent fractions to describe the same location on a number line.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 4 (model with mathematics) as they represent fractions as numbers on a number line. Students partition the number line, locate fractions on the number line, and write equations to show the equivalence of fractions.

**Key vocabulary: **

- number line
- partition
- point
- unit fraction

**Special materials needed:**

- copies of same-sized number lines for students to partition (optional)