Lesson 7

Non-unit Fractions on the Number Line

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to locate non-unit fractions on the number line.

Lesson Narrative

Previously, students built non-unit fractions from unit fractions with diagrams and fraction strips. Now, students deepen their understanding of fractions on the number line as they locate and label non-unit fractions. Students also discuss how they know when fractions are less than 1 or greater than 1 and are introduced to the terminology numerator and denominator.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Activity 2: Fractions on the Number Line

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Locate non-unit fractions on the number line (including fractions greater than 1).

Student Facing

  • Let’s locate non-unit fractions on the number line.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Number Line Scoot Stage 2 Gameboard
  • Number Line Scoot Stage 2 Directions

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each group of 2 students needs a number cube.
  • Each student needs at least 5 base-ten cubes to use as game pieces.

CCSS Standards

Addressing

Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 10 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Who has been sharing their ideas in class lately? Make a note of students whose ideas have not been featured in class and look for an opportunity for them to share their thinking in tomorrow’s lesson.

Suggested Centers

  • Secret Fraction (3), Stage 1: Building Non-Unit Fractions (Addressing)
  • Number Line Scoot (2–3), Stage 2: Halves, Thirds and Fourths (Addressing)

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