A fractions number line is a great tool to help your kid visually understand fractions and how they relate to one another. Download four free fraction number line PDFs plus an interactive worksheet below!
When your child is first introduced to fractions, the concept can be pretty intimidating. After all factions are intimidating for some adults! Luckily, fractions on a number line can make the concept easier to understand. That’s because number lines provide an easily referenced visual representation of fractions.
Don’t think a fractions on a number line worksheet or printable is all that important? Believe it or not even some adults could benefit from these fractions on a number line 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade printables! Here’s a story that illustrates why:
When A&W launched a 1/3 pound burger to compete with McDonald’s 1/4 pound burger, it failed next to McDonald’s product. Why? A market research firm found that about half of the people surveyed thought 1/3 pound was smaller than 1/4 pound, and thus not a very good deal at all (source)!
So download these 3rd or 4th grade fraction number line printables now to ensure your kid gets a clear understanding of fractions. And if you need to do a little brushing up yourself, no judgement here! 😉
A Faction Number Line 0 to 1
Start simple with a fraction number line 0 to 1 printable. Allow your kid to get used to stand alone fractions like 1/2 and 1/3 before adding whole numbers to the mix! This is probably a great printable fractions on a number line 3rd grade option, but if your kid isn’t quite ready for fractions, no worries; later in the post I’ll share “easier” number line options you can download.
Bonus: Number lines can also help your kid learn to count! Here are other printables that can help get him or her familiar with the 123s.
- Number Tracing Worksheets
- Preschool Number Worksheets
- Color by Number Worksheets
- Number Worksheets for Kindergarten
- Number Flashcards
Unmarked Fractions Number Line
This unmarked fractions number line allows your kid to try his or her hand at labeling a number line. This is a great way make sure he or she is retaining information from math class or your educational activities at home. This printable also allows your child to practice writing fractions, which can help reinforce what he or she has learned!
Tip: If you want to give your child a hand, you can fill in some of the blanks on this 3rd or 4th grade fraction number line printable and then have him or her fill in the remaining spots.
Bonus: Blank number lines, like this one for fractions on a number line, are a powerful tool that can allow you to create custom worksheets and visual references for your kid. Get 3 more free blank number lines printable PDF downloads here.
Simplified Fractions on a Number Line 0 to 1
At first glance, this fractions on a number line 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade printable may seem identical to the other 0 to 1 number line with fractions above. However, it’s actually a smidge more complicated. You see, on this fractions number line all of the fractions have been simplified. (For example, 2/8 has been simplified to 1/4.)
Tip: Comparing the two 0 to 1 printables can help your kid understand equivalencies such as the fact that 2/8 and 1/4 may sound and look different but they represent the same quantity. You could even use the blank printable to have your child create an equivalent fractions number line.
Bonus: An equivalent fractions number line may be a difficult concept for your kid to understand. Other concepts he or she may struggle with are negative numbers, decimals, and inequalities. Here are printables that can help!
- Inequalities on a Number Line
- Negative and Positive Number Line
- Negative Number Line
Number Line with Fractions 1 to 2
Things get a little more complicated with this fractions number line, which goes from 1 to 2. That means your kid will get to explore how whole numbers and fractions relate to one another. You can combine a fraction number line 0 to 1 with this printable to get 0 to 2 fractions on a number line. 😉
Bonus: Here are even more number lines to explore with your child.
- 9 Free Printable Number Lines For Kids
- Integer Number Line
Fractions on a Number Line Worksheet
Now is your kid’s chance to put all of his or her fraction knowledge into action! In this worksheet, he or she will be asked to fill in the missing fraction. Some of the fractions have been provided, but you can make this fractions on a number line worksheet even more challenging by blacking out extra numbers.
Bonus: If you’re looking for even more number line worksheets be sure to check out these posts.