Fractions and Decimals- Sometimes (well most of the time) fraction circles alone simply don't cut it. Kids need to play with fractions- a lot. A deep conceptual understanding of these concepts is essential for student success in elementary school and beyond. I have found that activities combining fraction manipultives and number lines helps to solidify conceptual understanding of fractions and decimals. The resource below combines number lines, decimals, and fractions- connecting two visual models and allowing kids to explore the concepts through hands on activities.