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.
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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.
- 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.
- Use tape to mark the pieces of the whole item.
- Draw your items on the document provided or in your notebook and how you broke up the items using tape.
- Then if you were to share 1 piece of each item with your parent, write down the fraction that you would be sharing.