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# Place fractions between 0 and 1 on a number line

I can place fractions between 0 and 1 on a number line.

New
New
Year 3

# Place fractions between 0 and 1 on a number line

I can place fractions between 0 and 1 on a number line.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. A fraction is a number and has an exact position on a number line.
2. Fractions can be ordered and positioned on a number line.
3. Unit and non-unit proper fractions lie between 0 and 1 on a number line.
4. In a proper fraction, the numerator is less than the denominator.

### Common misconception

Pupils may make mistakes when using number lines to represent fractions, especially with bar representations that do not begin at zero.

Link teaching to measurement. When measuring the length of a object, the measurement needs to begin at zero.

### Keywords

• Proper fraction - In a proper fraction, the numerator is less than the denominator.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Five-fifths is equal to…
one-half
one-quarter
Q2.
Which symbol would make this correct?
<
=
Q3.
What is the missing numerator?
Q4.
What is the missing denominator?
Q5.
Which denominators could make this correct?
6
5
Q6.
Jacob uses an even number to make this correct. What number could he have used?
3
5

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
What proper fraction is represented on the number line?
$$\frac{7}{4}$$
$$\frac{3}{7}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{4}{7}$$
$$\frac{7}{7}$$
Q2.
What is the numerator of the fraction shown?
Q3.
What fraction is represented on the number line?
$$\frac{3}{7}$$
$$\frac{2}{7}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{2}{5}$$
$$\frac{2}{4}$$
Q4.
What fraction is represented on the number line?
$$\frac{4}{7}$$
Correct answer: $$\frac{4}{6}$$
$$\frac{3}{6}$$
$$\frac{1}{4}$$
Q5.
The arrow shows a number of one-eighths. What is the numerator of the fraction represented by the arrow?