Maths In Minutes

How to Use a Number Line to Represent Fractions

Pupils are often introduced to fractions in the context of part/ whole relationships. Here, we explain how you can use a number line to explore different representations of fractions and address key misconceptions, for example thinking that fractions are always smaller than 1.

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