What are fractions?

Standard: Number & Operations – Fractions

Grade Level: GRADE 3

GRADE 3 STANDARDS COVERED:

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1: 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.

Read this PowerPoint Presentation (PDF available too) on “What are fractions?”

What are fractions? PPT| What are fractions? PDF

Do this activity

For this activity, you will need 8 different items found at home and tape. You can use this document for students to do their work on they can use notebooks to record their work.

  1. Find 8 items at home that you can “break” (do your parent a favor and don’t really break it) into different pieces, up to 8 pieces or parts, of the whole item.
  2. Use tape to mark the pieces of the whole item.
  3. Draw your items on the document provided or in your notebook and how you broke up the items using tape.
  4. Then if you were to share 1 piece of each item with your parent, write down the fraction that you would be sharing.

Play the 1st level of Fish Lake to keep practicing fractions.

Fish Lake is a great way to practice fractions.

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