Fractions in Real-World Settings

Developing an understanding of fractions. Grades 3 and 4 are a 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 and they need

Canoeing in Fish Lake fractions game

Equivalent Fractions: Blended Learning Resources

Objectives Students will extend their understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering through a lesson delivered from a slideshow presentation, video resources, and Fish Lake educational math game that focuses on fractions. Background Knowledge Fourth and fifth grade students should already know how to identify a fraction verbally, in writing, or by drawing fraction representations. Grade

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

Rows of candy in a candy store

Subtracting fractions with common denominators

Subtracting fractions with common denominators can be made simple. Just tell your students to follow the two steps below. We’ve also included some powerpoint and PDF files with examples in English and Spanish. If you come to this site often, you know we LOVE examples for teaching math. 3 simple steps to subtracting fractions with

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: Lesson Plan

Begin the lesson with a definition Equivalent fractions are different fractions that name the same number. The numerator and the denominator of a fraction must be multiplied by the same nonzero whole number in order to have equivalent fractions. The presentations and videos below provide multiple explanations and examples. NOTE: This lesson plans follows the lesson on Introducing Fractions. If