## IM Commentary

This first part of this task requires students to represent a fraction $\frac{a}{b}$ on a number line diagram by marking off $a$ intervals of length $\frac1b$ (in this case $\frac12$) starting at 0.

Students may solve the second part of the task either by marking of 11 intervals of length $\frac13$ or by knowing that $\frac{11}{3}$ is $\frac23$ of the way between 3 and 4. Although a few students may be able to do it using the later of these approaches, most students will identify all of the points related to $\frac13$, $\frac23$, $\frac33$, etc., even if they do not label those points.

The following lists related tasks in order of sophistication:

- Locating Fractions Less than One on the Number Line
- Locating Fractions Greater than One on the Number Line
- Closest to $\frac12$
- Find 1
- Find $\frac23$
- Which is Closer to 1?