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Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Through this playlist, students can develop a deeper understanding of fractions through visual explorations of equivalent fractions. Provide students with effective strategies for identifying equivalent fractions, using number lines and models they’ve created. 

Equivalent Fractions! | Zearn*

Zearn provides a very clear introduction to recognizing equivalent fractions using number lines.

Identify Equivalent Fractions Using A Number Line | LearnZillion*

Here’s another video lesson that walks students through the process of creating a number line that will help them to identify equivalent fractions.

Fraction Tower Cubes Activity | Hand2Mind

Students return to their trusted old friends, the counting cubes, to create models that support their number lines.

Fruity Fractions Game | Happy Numbers

In this game, students practice dividing a number line and placing fractions on the number line. Then, they’ll compare values to find which are equivalent.

Equivalent fractions on the number line | Khan Academy

Allow students to practice by examining already prepared number lines to find equivalencies for a given fraction.

Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line Quiz | iXL*

Give students one final opportunity to show what they know with this quiz.

Eboni Hogan

Content Specialist

Eboni has extensive experience in curriculum development, with a focus on culturally-responsive and arts-based approaches. Having spent years creating academic content and providing professional development to teachers, she now curates themed playlists meant to provide educators with valuable, time-saving resources.

Common Core Standards

3.NF.2.a  Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

3.NF.2.b  Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.

3.NF.3.a  Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size or the same point on a number line.

Building Towards:

4.NF.4.a  Understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b. For example, use a visual fraction model to represent 5/4 as the product 5 (1/4), recording the conclusion by the equation 5/4 = 5 (1/4).

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