Fractions on a Number Line 1


In this lesson, students learn how to represent a fraction on a number line diagram and to recognize the parts of a fraction.


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Sample Classroom Procedures:  

  1. Begin by explaining to students that today we are going to explore the number line and how we multiply fractions by a whole number.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of fractions as multiples problems in order to help them practice the new material. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on fractions as multiples. Have students practice problems with the number line and shapes.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems with a partner.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually to model problems provided by the teacher.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the new material.
  8. In closing, ask students to explain how to write a math sentence using a model.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.


Additional information


3rd Grade, 4th Grade



State Educational Standards

LB.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2, LB.Math.Content.4.NF.B.4.A