Estimate Answers to Problems Involving Fractions Using Number Lines

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Number lines become a tool for estimating the correct answer of a fraction word problem in the second of a five-part video series. After a review of background information about number lines, benchmark fractions, and the term reasonable, learners are led through using three steps to solve a problem: calculate, estimate, compare. With an emphasis on using logic to assess whether the answer makes sense, learners get to see a thorough walk through of two word problems.

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Pros

  • Instructor places emphasis throughout the video on the importance of using the same whole amount when comparing fractions
  • The number line review includes types of situations where it is a good tool to use
Cons

  • None
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