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I really like to use number lines in teaching fractions; it’s a nice break from cutting up pizzas, for one thing. For another, I think it gives kids a better understanding of how fractions relate to each other. These six half-page exercises show a number line from zero to one. On the first two of these exercises, there is a small line showing where ½ is, and they are asked whether given fractions are more, less or equal to one-half. In order to do this, they will break the line into the number of pieces indicated by the denominator of the fraction, count to see where the given numerator is and insert < > or = in the box. On the second page, the line from zero to one has no marking, so the student can just split the line into the right number of equal spaces and locate the spot showing the given fraction and draw an X. The third sheet has no given fractions, so the student can either write given fractions dictated by the teacher or think up some of their own. Susan, Morris Tutoring Productions
Represent a fraction 1/𝘣 on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into 𝘣 equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/𝘣 and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/𝘣 on the number line.