The fraction number line is an often overlooked tool in teaching fractions to students. It is a powerful infographic that neatly displays the relationships between whole numbers and fractions.
Our son has struggled with fractions this year in class so I created some of these number lines using fractions. He's done fairly well with individual fractions, but he sometimes struggles with equivalent fractions.
With the number lines below, students can easily see how equivalent fractions relate to each other by simply looking up and down the chart.
The fractions on a number line may be laid out many ways. I prefer the layout that imitates rulers. They are much easier to read than some of the other number lines I have seen.
I've created two different number lines that you can print out to help with the many fraction worksheets I've created--you can find those below.
The first line is laid out like a ruler with fractions in halves, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths.
The second shows fractions from halves to eighths and is great for seeing the relationship between equivalent fractions.
For example, looking down the chart, a student can see that 1/2 is the same as 2/4 or that 1/3 is the same as 2/6.
Now that you've printed out your number line, be sure to check out the fraction and number line worksheets below.