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

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 รท 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

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Video: When is a Fraction the Same as One?

When first learning fractions, I’ve found most students benefit from lots and lots of examples. It’s fine to teach rules and procedures, which I do, but I also try to show that rule applied in many different contexts. Watch this video for many examples of how N/N = 1 . Whether it is one trip,