# How to Find a Fraction on a Numberline How to Find a Fraction on a Number line By: Megan Black A number line and a ruler are very much alike. 0 1

2 On a ruler, each inch is considered one whole inch Nine whole inches One Inch Two Inches Three Inches The marks in between the whole inches are fractions of

an inch Inch 2 Inches 7 inches Number lines are read the same way.

The Numbers are read as whole numbers. The marks in between are read as fractions. 0 1 2

There are three steps to reading fractions on a number line Step One-Count the spaces in between the zero and the one on the number line. That is your denominator. 0 1 4

2 Step Two- Count the sticks, starting at the first stick after zero. Stop at the point you are naming. This is the Numerator. 0 1

3 4 There is only a step three if the fraction is past a whole number. If the fraction is past a whole number, steps one and two are the same except that you count the spaces and marks in between the whole numbers closest to the fraction. 0

1 2 Mixed number fractions Step One-Count the spaces in between the whole numbers where the fraction is placed. That is your denominator. 0

1 2 4 Mixed number fractions Step Two- Count the sticks, starting at the first stick after the whole number. Stop at the point you are naming. This is the Numerator. 2

0 1 2 4 Mixed number fractions Step Three- Write the whole number as a whole number beside the fraction.

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