We have upped our fraction instruction this year to prepare our students for their 4th Grade CCSS curriculum next year. Not only can my students write and recognize fractions, we are now ordering and comparing fractions. Today we put them in a number line.
I drew a blank number line and had students do the same on their whiteboards. Student came up and drew from a pile of fractions and taped it where they thought it belonged on the number line. The class voted (thumbs up/ thumbs down) if they agreed with there the student placed the fraction. Then the students explained why they placed their fraction wherever they did. I loved hearing their reasoning behind the placement. I'm excited to see them grow as fraction fanatics!