Education Technology

Skip Counting--2/8, 4/8, 6/8, 8/8, Who Do We Appreciate This Time?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students investigate skip counting to complete patterns with fractions. They also develop skills to add fractions.

Before the Activity

  • Access the NUMLINE application and select the Fraction Line option
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 41 - 43 from the attached PDF file for your class

During the Activity

Distribute the pages to the class.

Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Set up the number line to Start at a fraction and set the Step value to a fraction
  • Observe the first few terms in the sequence on the number line
  • Change the Start value to zero and observe the new terms in the sequence
  • Repeat the activity with other Start and Step values
  • Observe that some patterns have mixed fractions and whole numbers
  • Use the NUMLINE application to complete patterns with mixed fractions as Step values
  • After the Activity

    Students complete the Student Activity sheet.

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary