Lesson Plan

Dividing Shapes and Lines

In this lesson, your students will use hands-on visuals to learn about fractions! Your students will love using manipulatives to practice placing fractions on a number line.
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Learning Objectives

Students will understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts. Students will understand a fraction as a number on the number line, and with guided instruction, represent fractions on a number line diagram.


(5 minutes)
  • Explain to your students that they will use different models to identify fractional units and label these units on a line.
  • Remind your students that a numerator is the top number in a fraction, while the denominator is the bottom number. Explain that equivalent fractions have the same value but different denominators and numerators.
  • Tell your students that they will also work with these units to measure objects in the room.