 Interactive

# Equivalent Fractions: Number Line

Arrange improper fractions on a number line to determine the equivalency to whole numbers. The number line starts at -4 and ends at 4, while users must turn the improper fraction into a proper fraction in order to place it on the number line.

##### Instructional Ideas
• Before starting the challenge section, have learners place the equivalent benchmark fractions first, making it easier to place more unfamiliar fractions on the number line afterwards
• Use as a way to introduce the fraction line as a means of division (divide the denominator into the numerator)
• Provide paper for some users to work out each problem
##### Classroom Considerations
• Assumes pupils are familiar with positive and negative fractions and the ability to place them on a number line
• Learners should know how to convert an improper fraction into a whole number
• Intended for third graders but most appropriate for fourth and fifth graders
• Ensure all pupils have access to a free CK-12 account to access the interactive
##### Pros
• Allows pupils to use hints as they work through each problem and manipulate the interactive as they problem solve
• Contains five questions including short answer, true/false, and multiple choice
##### Cons
• May prove difficult for some third graders