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Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions

  • Topics

    Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works
  • Grade Level

    Primary (K-3), Middle School (6-8), Intermediate (4-6)

  • Author

    Doing What Works

Elementary school teachers demonstrate the use of an open number line with two scales for adding and subtracting fractions and explain why the open number line can be a valuable tool for students to use with manipulation and conversion of whole numbers and fractions. Download Frank's Fresh Farm Produce to see the problem assignment for this lesson. This media piece is also shown in National Math Panel: Critical Foundations of Algebra.

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