# Fraction Strips and Number Line Models Reusable Math Modeling Tools

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These fraction modeling tools can help your students create fraction models and build a foundation for finding equivalent & simplified fractions. Students who struggle to manipulate traditional fraction strips benefit from this resource because these models require minimal coordination.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Fraction Strip Model & Number Line Model: These two tools are designed to help students create fraction models and compare fractions with different denominators. Simply print the tools, slide them into a plastic sheet protector, and begin modeling by using a whiteboard marker. Shade the fraction strips to represent a fraction, or mark a fraction on the number line. After the model is complete, simply wipe to create a clean slate for a new model.

Comparing Fractions With the Same Denominator Model: This tool is designed to help students create fraction models that compare two fractions with the same denominator. Simply print the tool, slide it into a plastic sheet protector, and begin modeling by using a whiteboard marker. Shade the fraction strips to represent and compare each fraction. After the model is complete, simply wipe to create a clean slate for a new model.

Paper Clip Number Line Models: This tool is designed to strengthen students’ ability to partition a number line into equal parts. Print and laminate the number line strips. Have students place small paper clips on the number line to practice spacing equally. Change the number of paper clips to match the denominators of various fractions. Once equal spacing is solidified, begin representing fractions on the number line models.

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DIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS:

Depending on the unique needs of your students, you may opt to these tools in different ways:
Represent fractions using the modeling tools solely.
Use the tool to create a model, then take a photo of the model.
Use the tool to create a model, then transfer the model to paper using pencil.

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