Fractions on the number line | |
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Description | |
Exercise Name: | Fractions on the number line |
Math Missions: | 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission |
Types of Problems: | 1 |
The Fractions on the number line exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise has users explore the placement of fractions on a number line. This level only contains examples between 0 and 1.
Types of Problems
There is one type of problem in this exercise:
- Locate fraction on number line: This problem gives the user a fraction and asks them to move a dot along a number line to the correct position where the fraction is located.
Strategies
This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges and speed badges are not complicated at this stage and the diagram and interface is easy to manipulate and use.
- The answer will lie on one of the tick marks, so use them as guidance.
- The given fraction is not always reduced, but the ticks marks correspond to the denominator of the given fraction.
- Research indicates that it is easier to move with a mouse than with a touchpad because of the clicking and dragging needed. A mouse can increase users' speed a little.
Real-life Applications
- Fractions appear in everyday life and people use them without even realizing at times.
- Fractions, decimals, and percents are used in many sports such as basketball to determine how many field goals the player has made over how many they attempted.
- Fractions are used in real life in lots of different ways, but are commonly used in cooking, construction and science.