Fractions in Real-World Settings

Standards Click here to scroll down to Standards. Summary Grades 3 and 4 are pivotal grades for students. In Grade 3 they are introduced to multiplication and division within 100 in Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Third graders are initially expected to learn that unit fractions are a part of a whole and do comparisons

What are Fractions?

Standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1 Number & Operations – Fractions: Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. Lesson Time: 50 minutes This 20-minute activity introduces students in Grades 3-5 to fractions

Adding fractions with a common denominator - 3/6 = 3 out of 6 baskets

Adding and Subtracting fractions with a Common Denominator: Multi-step problems

 Students often struggle with multi-step problems for a lot of reasons. In my experience, the most common one is they stop too soon. For example, in the first lesson below, the student may add up the fractions of the rice gathered by each of the two sisters and stop there. However, the question asks, “How

Converting 3/3/ as a fraction equal to 1

Converting a Fraction to Equal 1

Converting a fraction to equal 1 To follow up our lesson plans on introducing fractions and teaching equivalent fractions, we want to talk about converting fractions to a whole number. The simplest case to start converting to whole numbers is converting a fraction to equal 1 This presentation gives several examples of when a fraction

teaching equivalent fractions using fish

Equivalent Fractions

Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.2Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.BRecognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Lesson Time 30 minutes  Technology Required Device with web-browser–Chromebook, laptop, or

Introducing fractions with 2 out of 8 snakes are brown

Introducing Fractions

Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. Summary Before you jump into teaching how to add, subtract, multiply or divide

A denominator is the number of parts a whole is divided into

Video: Adding Fractions with Like Denominators

Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.CAdd and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. Summary Now that you understand what a fraction is, what’s a numerator and what’s a denominator, you can start doing operations with fractions.

Video: Visualizing the Exact Fish Problem

Standards Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.3Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.  Visualizing the