Reflection: Classroom Setup Fraction Counting - Section 3: Wrap Up


One of the challenges for some of my students was not having multiple number lines for reference as they recorded in their journal.  Some of my students could easily recreate the number line, and other students struggled with this since this is their introduction to fractions on a number line.  

Because of this struggle, I had the students work together with their group and students helpers provided assistance throughout the class.  If I had used multiple number lines, the students could have just copied each one, but their learning improved with support from their peers and by teaching their peers.  

Also, the "power" of using number lines is, in part, because they are accurate re-presentations of numbers and as such, are a powerful tool for students to use. In order to be "useful", students need to be able to create their own number lines.

  Multiple Number Lines
  Classroom Setup: Multiple Number Lines
Loading resource...

Fraction Counting

Unit 4: Fractions
Lesson 1 of 18

Objective: SWBAT count using fraction intervals using a number line.

Big Idea: Students develop their understanding of fractions through counting unit fractions on a number line.

  Print Lesson
  30 minutes
img 1205
Similar Lessons
Jump the Line
3rd Grade Math » Fractions: More Than A Whole
Big Idea: Whole objects and sets of objects are not the only things that can be divided into fractional parts. Knowing how number lines can be partitioned is important to the application of fractions to everyday tasks.
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
Michelle Marcus
Musical Fractions- An Introduction
3rd Grade Math » Musical Fractions
Big Idea: Students use math, music and technology in this engaging lesson on fractions!
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
Jennifer Valentine
Number Line with Fractions or Decimals
5th Grade Math » Targeted Skills Interventions
Big Idea: Line up, it's time for decimals!
Grand Rapids, MI
Environment: Urban
Erin Doughty
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload