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Fractional Clothesline

This lesson fosters a student's conceptual fraction sense with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers by placing thirty fraction cards in order between given whole numbers on a number line clothesline. Users will visually identify that all proper fractions are grouped between zero and one, and that improper fractions or mixed numbers are all grouped above one. Users also play an estimation game with groups using the same principle. Instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are given.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Corey Heitschmidt - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Corey Heitschmidt - Author
    • Publication Date2008
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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      Nice group activity
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    • This is a nice group activity to promote math discussion and encourage students to construct arguments and listen to their peers. I really like how students are in control of the clothesline so there is time for them to make an error and then correct it as they move forward.
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