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Number Lines: A Key Representational Tool

  • Topics

    Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > Learn What Works
  • Grade Level

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

  • Author

    Doing What Works

Dr. Yukari Okamoto describes the misconceptions that students have about fractions and how to help them understand fractions’ place in the number system. She demonstrates instructional approaches with number lines and number strips to expand beyond the part-whole approach to teaching fractions.