## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Fractions and Decimals on a Number Line - Section 2: Skill Building/Exploration

As I reflect on this lesson, I realize that independent work is very important.  I know that Math Practice 3 says that the students must critique and analyze the reasoning of others.  I agree completely with MP3.  However, I feel that before they can critique and analyze, they must first work independently to have something to discuss.

Earlier this year, a lot of my activities began with group work.  I have come to the realization that beginning with group activites does not allow some of my students to contribute to the conversation because they have not had time to think it through.  Therefore, I am now giving them independent time before they discuss in groups.

Independent Work
Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Independent Work

# Fractions and Decimals on a Number Line

Unit 7: Decimals
Lesson 5 of 8

## Big Idea: Students practice identifying and placing fractions and decimals on a number line.

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### Rose Monroe

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