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Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions

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Katie Ranftle
March 15, 2014

Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions

Elementary school teachers demonstrate the use of an open number line with two scales for adding and subtracting fractions and explain why the open number line can be a valuable tool for students to use with manipulation and conversion of whole numbers and fractions. Download Frank's Fresh Farm Produce to see the problem assignment for this lesson. This media piece is also shown in National Math Panel: Critical Foundations of Algebra.

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