# Interactive Practice: Test Yourself with Flashcards

## Mastering Fractions on a Number Line: Visualize and Practice

To help you master this concept, we have created flashcards and practice videos that you can use to test your understanding further. Download our flashcards or watch the video to enhance your learning and practice plotting fractions on a number line.

## Guide to Representing Fractions on a Number Line

**Understanding Fractions Through Shapes**

Let's start by revisiting a familiar concept. Imagine a whole as a green circle. When you divide this circle into 5 equal parts and select one of these parts, you have 1/5 of the whole. This simple exercise lays the groundwork for understanding fractions.

**Applying Fractions to a Number Line**

Now, let's transition this concept to a number line. Picture a number line with intervals marked between 0 and 1. Instead of dividing a circle, we'll divide the segment between 0 and 1 into 5 equal parts.

Here’s how to do it:

Draw a number line and label the points 0, 1, and 2.

Divide the segment from 0 to 1 into 5 equal sections.

**Labeling Fractions on the Number Line**

Each section represents a fraction:

The first mark after 0 is 1/5.

The second mark is 2/5.

The third mark is 3/5.

The fourth mark is 4/5.

The point at 1 is 5/5, which equals 1.

This method shows that fractions are not just parts of shapes but actual numbers that can be represented on a number line.

**Extending Beyond 1**

You can continue this process beyond 1. For instance, dividing the segment between 1 and 2 into 5 equal parts helps you understand fractions like 6/5, 7/5, and so on.

By consistently practicing these steps, you’ll gain a solid understanding of how to represent and interpret fractions on a number line.

When it comes to understanding fractions, one of the best online resources is Khan Academy. They provide an excellent explanation and detailed video lessons on this topic. You can watch their comprehensive video on representing fractions on a number line here.