This lesson fosters a student's conceptual fraction sense with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers by placing thirty fraction cards in order between given whole numbers on a number line clothesline. Users will visually identify that all proper fractions are grouped between zero and one, and that improper fractions or mixed numbers are all grouped above one. Users also play an estimation game with groups using the same principle. Instructional plan, questions for the students, assessment options, extensions, and teacher reflections are given.


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