Understand fractions as numbers.
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Artie said: “Choose a number between 1 and 10.
Kay said: “3/2.”
Artie: “That’s not a number! It’s a fraction.”
Kay: “But fractions are numbers!”
Part A
Are fractions numbers? Take this quiz and decide.
a. Is it possible to add two fractions? |
Yes | No | Don't Know |
b. Is it possible to add a fraction and a whole number? |
Yes | No | Don't Know |
c. Is it possible to place a fraction on the number line? |
Yes | No | Don't Know |
d. Is it possible for a fraction to equal a whole number? |
Yes | No | Don't Know |
e. Is it possible to add two fractions and have the sum be a whole number? |
Yes | No | Don't Know |
Part B
Based on your answers, do you agree with Artie or with Kay? Write one or two sentences to explain why.
Are Fractions Numbers? by Student Achievement Partners is made available by Achieve the Core under the CC0 1.0 license. Accessed March 19, 2019, 11:38 a.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.?
Are fractions numbers? Explain why or why not.
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