Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding What is a Number Line? - Section 2: Guided Practice


I use white board and markers here for 2 reasons. First, it is a hands on way for students to access the material we are working on and secondly, so that I have real time data on which students understand this concept and which do not. Understanding number lines and points on a number line requires students to understand that the distance between any 2 whole numbers on a number line is always the same, and that the points dividing the number into parts are also the same. 

I strive to make the connection for students that these 4 equal parts are connected to our learning from fractions, and that each part represents 1/4. I had students color in the sections a different color so that they could see that breakdown and identify the part of the line. 

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What is a Number Line?

Unit 4: Number Lines
Lesson 1 of 2

Objective: SWBAT recognize and locate points on a number line.

Big Idea: A number line follows the same pattern between each whole number.

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