# Fractions on a Number Line (Grade 3)

Videos and lessons to help Grade 3 students learn to understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

A. Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

B. Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.

Common Core: 3.NF.2

### Suggested Learning Target

• I can explain and show how 1/b can be represented on a number-line in two ways (1) as a number that is located a distance of 1/b to the right of 0, and (2) as the size of each of the parts when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts.
• I can explain and show how a/b can be represented on a number line in two ways: (1) as a number that is located a distance a/b to the right of 0, and (2) as the size of a parts when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts.
• I can represent a unit fraction (1/b) on a number line between 0 and 1.
• I can represent any fraction (a/b) on a number line.

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Place fractions on a number line (1)
In this lesson, you will learn how to place a fraction with the numerator of one on a number line by breaking the whole number one into smaller parts.

Place fractions on a number line (2)
In this lesson, you will learn how to place a fraction with the numerator other than one on a number line by breaking the whole number one into smaller parts.

3.NF.2.b - Fractions on the Number Line
This video represents fractions on the number line by first defining how many parts make 1 whole. Then naming each part a fractional unit and counting that many units.

3 nf 2ab
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Fractions on a number line.

Plotting basic fractions on the number line.

Fractions on the number line 1 (ex 1).

Fractions on the number line 1 (ex 2).

3 NF 2 Lesson 1.

3 NF 2 Lesson 2.

Numberlines and fractions 3.NF.2

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