Fractions on a Number Line Activities - Hands On, No Prep Fraction Activities

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This mostly no prep resource is scaffolded to help students develop a thorough understanding of fractions on a number line. It includes worksheets, activities, task cards, centers, and more that cover this skill in a variety of ways to help make teaching fractions on a number line easier for you.

The activities start off with the basics for beginners to help you introduce fractions on a number line, and then get increasingly more difficult. This makes differentiating for the needs of your students much easier. Students start with building a better understanding of how a number line works and practicing with proper fractions with like denominators. The activities get more difficult, having students practice equivalent fractions, comparing fractions with unlike denominators, and fractions greater than 1 on a number line. Eventually, students have to practice putting fractions with different denominators in ascending order. These resources making teaching students about comparing fractions on a number line much easier.

Save over 30% when you buy this as part of my Fractions: Mega Bundle that includes practice comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, and more.

The following is included in this resource:

-11 fractions on a number line worksheets that start easier and become increasingly more difficult (great for differentiating)

-a whole class Snowball Fight Activity

-a small group or center activity to practice comparing and ordering fractions on a number line

-32 fraction task cards with differentiated answer sheets

-a fractions on a number line assessment

-answer keys and a grading rubric

These activities can be used in upper elementary for small groups, assessments/test, center activities, explicit instruction, for special education students, for ELL students, for fraction workstations, and more.

This directly addresses common core standard 3.NF.A.2 for 3rd grade students, and makes a great fractions on a number line review for 4th grade or for struggling 5th grade students.

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You might also be interested in some of my other resources:

Equivalent Fractions

All About Me Book: Fractions

Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Explain why a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 is equivalent to a fraction (𝘯 × 𝘢)/(𝘯 × 𝘣) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.


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