## Session 2. 5 - Fractions on a Number Line

## Learning Goals -

1. I can order fractions and justify their order through reasoning about fraction equivalencies and relationships.

2. I can represent fractions using a number line.

3. I can compare fractions to the landmarks 0, 1/2, 1, and 2.

2. I can represent fractions using a number line.

3. I can compare fractions to the landmarks 0, 1/2, 1, and 2.

## Comparing 3/8 and 2/4

Today we'll be putting fractions in order from the least to the greatest. Sometimes it's easy to tell whether one fraction is greater than another. Who remembers playing a hand in Capture Fractions when you knew right away which fraction was greater.

How can I tell which is larger: 3/8 or 2/4?

How can I tell which is larger: 3/8 or 2/4?

Can you compare either of these fractions to a landmark? What landmarks are they close to? How close are they? Could these two fractions be equal? Why or why not?

## Introducing Fractions on a Number Line

Over the next two days, we're going to make a class number line with all the fractions in our Fraction Card deck. Instead of just placing them between the right landmarks, we're going to try to put them all in order. We'll still use the landmarks we used in the last session to help us think about where the other fractions go.

Who would like to place these two cards on the number line I've started here? Will 2/4 come before or after 1/2 on the line? Where does 3/8 go?

Make your own number line. Keep track of your work on page 39 in your Unit 6 Workbook.

Who would like to place these two cards on the number line I've started here? Will 2/4 come before or after 1/2 on the line? Where does 3/8 go?

Make your own number line. Keep track of your work on page 39 in your Unit 6 Workbook.

## Work -

Classwork: page 40

Homework: page 41

($40 Bulldog Bucks for completed work; $10 if the work is completed and signed by a parent or guardian.)

Homework: page 41

($40 Bulldog Bucks for completed work; $10 if the work is completed and signed by a parent or guardian.)