Identifying Fractions on a Number Line
This lesson is on identifying where a fraction is located on a standard number line. First students should count how many sections the number line is broken into (they should only count from one whole number to another). This number becomes the denominator of the fraction. Then students should count to see how far over a letter or figure is placed on the same number line (again, they should start at the whole number and count how many sections to get to the figure or letter). This number becomes the numerator of their fraction. If the letter or figure falls between two whole numbers, then the whole number that comes before the letter or figure is the whole number to use with their fraction. The video should clarify things a bit. Play the video by clicking the play button. Though there are no practice word problems for this skill, there are several practice problems provided. Just click on the link below the video to access them.