Warm-up Notice and Wonder: A Fraction Strip and a Number Line
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Activity 1 Same Size, Different Numbers
Here’s a diagram of fraction strips, with two strips added for tenths and twelfths.
Use a blank strip to show tenths. Label the parts. How did you partition the strip?
Use a blank strip to show twelfths. Label the parts. How did you partition the strip?
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Find a fraction that is equivalent to each of the following fractions. Be prepared to explain your reasoning.
Activity 2 Fractions on Number Lines
Here are some number lines. The point on this number line shows the fraction
Label the tick marks on each number line.
Suppose you are to locate
Which number line would you use for each fraction? Be prepared to explain your reasoning.
Locate and label each fraction (
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Locate and label each of the following fractions on one of the number lines.
Use the fraction strips to name three pairs of equivalent fractions. Explain how you know the fractions are equivalent.