# 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

- MLR8

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.

### CCSS Standards

### 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)

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