Approach to Fractions
".... more teachers are now being asked to emphasize fractions as points on a number line, rather than just parts of a whole, to underscore their relationships to integers"
According to my understanding, we ought to teach fraction as a number. Number line can help us and student to approach the meaning of fraction as a number and compare them with all kind of numbers which can distinguish in the number line. When fractions introduce only with areas' model, the conceptual change to other meanings of fraction is more difficult and misconceptions are more often!