Unit 5, Lesson 18# Compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line, reasoning about their distance from 0

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students compare fractions by placing them on the number line and reasoning about their distance from 0. For example, to compare 1/6 and 1/3, they partition the interval between 0 and 1 into thirds, and then into sixths, and locate the two fractions. Then they reason that since 1/6 is closer to 0, 1/6 < 1/3.