In this resource, will find examples of the number lines I use to complete these hands on activities. These activities help students build their understanding of fractions and decimals, the relationship between them, and where they are located/how they compare on a number line. Students’ understanding of fractions and decimals as well as their perseverance are put to the ultimate test as they are required to use all of the strategies they have learned to compare both fractions and decimals and expand on those strategies to incorporate mixed fractions and mixed decimals. I created the number lines in this document to be printed on legal size paper; however, when I complete this activity in my classroom, I create the number lines using sentence strips so they are longer and able to accommodate all of the fraction/decimal cards.I find that this activity works best when students are in pairs. This allows them to discuss and think through the best strategies to use to complete these activities. I also give my students small post-it notes to allow them to write notes, equivalent fractions/decimals, etc. and attach them to the appropriate task card.
This resource contains ten different sets of fraction and/or decimal cards each ranging from 7 to 9 cards in a set.
-Sets 1 and 2 are fraction cards ranging from 0 to 1
-Sets 3 and 4 are fraction and decimal cards ranging from 0 to 1
-Sets 5 and 6 are mixed fraction (mixed number and improper fraction) cards ranging from 0 to 2
-Sets 7, 8, and 9 are mixed fraction and decimal cards ranging from 0 to 2
-Set 10 is mixed fraction cards ranging from 0 to 10
My students love working together to work through these activities and feel so accomplished when they complete them and are able to share their hard strategy work with the rest of the class!