# Lesson 7

Non-unit Fractions on the Number Line

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to locate non-unit fractions on the number line.

### Lesson Narrative

Previously, students built non-unit fractions from unit fractions with diagrams and fraction strips. Now, students deepen their understanding of fractions on the number line as they locate and label non-unit fractions. Students also discuss how they know when fractions are less than 1 or greater than 1 and are introduced to the terminology numerator and denominator.

• Engagement
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Activity 2: Fractions on the Number Line

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Locate non-unit fractions on the number line (including fractions greater than 1).

### Student Facing

• Let’s locate non-unit fractions on the number line.

### Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

• Number Line Scoot Stage 2 Directions
• Number Line Scoot Stage 2 Gameboard

### Required Preparation

Activity 1:

• Each group of 2 students needs a number cube.
• Each student needs at least 5 base-ten cubes to use as game pieces.

Building Towards

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 15 min Activity 2 10 min Activity 3 10 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

Who has been sharing their ideas in class lately? Make a note of students whose ideas have not been featured in class and look for an opportunity for them to share their thinking in tomorrow’s lesson.

### Suggested Centers

• Secret Fraction (3), Stage 1: Building Non-Unit Fractions (Addressing)
• Number Line Scoot (2–3), Stage 2: Halves, Thirds and Fourths (Addressing)