Fractions on a number line are a challenging concept for third graders. In fact, fraction problems on standardized tests combine skills across the standards from place value, multiplication, division, and measurement. Fraction concepts relate to area and arrays. Fraction models can be represented as patterns and ratios. And a student’s state of mastery has an impact throughout life. That’s why I’m dedicated to creating excellent resources to support my students’ comprehension and ownership of fraction tools.
This PowerPoint helps students understand the connection between fraction models and fraction number lines with animated visuals. It shows students an easy strategy to determine equivalent fractions and fractions of a set by comparing drawn copies of fraction units on a grid. Without referring to multiplication facts or algorithms, the lesson and practice will empower students to show reasoning with explanations including pictures on a grid or balance scale. I’ve also included vocabulary and skill review to correct common misconceptions.
COMPARING FRACTIONS ON A NUMBER LINE includes:
• an Introduction, Lesson, and Practice with culminating Assessment Exemplar
• animated, interactive slides demonstrating a strategy to determine equivalent fractions
• grid model comparisons using the half benchmark
• 5 word problems with demonstration solutions
• exemplar grading rubric and
• a link to Edujourney’s practice and support page
Please download the sample PDF to preview this unique teaching tool! And let me know how your students responded.