# Lesson 2

Create Your Own Number Line

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to create their own number line to represent and compare fractions.

### Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students learned to represent fractions on number lines and to record the results of comparisons of fractions with the symbols $$>$$, $$=$$, or $$<$$. In this lesson, students create their own number lines to practice writing fraction comparison statements.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 5, Section B in the curriculum materials.

• Action and Expression
• MLR8

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <.
• Represent fractions on a number line.

### Student Facing

• Let’s create number lines and compare fractions.

### Required Materials

Materials to Gather

### Required Preparation

Activity 1:

• Each group of 3-4 students needs a roll of tape and a marker.

Addressing

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 25 min Activity 2 10 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

What methods did students use most today when they were locating fractions on their number lines? What strategies do you want students to practice using more frequently?

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