Lesson 9 All Kinds of Numbers on the Number Line

    • Let’s locate numbers on the number line when we are given the location of one fraction.

Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Many Number Lines

Which one doesn’t belong?

  1. Number line. Tick marks at zero and one half, a point plotted at one half.
  2. Number line. Tick marks labeled zero and one. Point plotted at one.
  3. Number line. 0 to 1 with 3 evenly spaced tick marks between. First tick mark, 0. Last tick mark, 1.
  4. Number line. Evenly spaced tick marks labeled zero, one, and two. Point plotted at the one.

Activity 1 Locate 1 Again


Problem 1

Locate and label 1 on each number line.

  1. Number line. Two tick marks, zero and two thirds.
  2. Number line, two tick marks. One tick mark, 0. Second tick mark, five fourths.
  3. Number line, two tick marks, zero and eleven eighths.

Problem 2

Use any of the number lines to explain how you located 1.

Activity 2 Locate \frac{3}{4}

Locate on a number line.  Use any strategy that makes sense to you.

Number line. Tick marks labeled zero and one third.
Number line. One tick mark labeled zero.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

Locate and label 1 on the number line. Explain your reasoning.

Number line. Tick marks labeled 0 and 5 thirds.