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Lesson Plan: Ordering Fractions on a Number Line

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to order up to five fractions on a number line.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • order unit fractions on a number line,
  • order proper fractions with the same denominators on a number line,
  • order proper fractions with different denominators on a number line.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • dividing a number line into equal parts,
  • counting in fractions along a number line,
  • comparing two fractions with the same denominator,
  • comparing two fractions with the same numerator,
  • ordering fractions using models.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • denominators greater than 12,
  • ordering fractions greater than 1,
  • ordering fractions by finding common denominators.

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