3.NF.A.3a

Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.

 
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What Is the Whole

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The Common Core defines understanding of fractions as a 3rd grade Critical Area, beginning with unit fractions. It's time to grow our understanding.

 
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different sized fractions
   

Number Line Fractions

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions: More Than A Whole
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions: More Than A Whole
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students need to connect fractions to their world, and use them to help be more accurate in measurements. This lesson begins to make that connection.

 
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And the Oscar Goes To….

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Creating and viewing movies made by student groups will enhance working through real world faction story problems.

 
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I Want Some Candy! A Journaling Assessment

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students must acquire an ability to explain their thinking using accurate vocabulary words. Journal entries are a perfect venue for this learning.

 
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Jump the Line

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions: More Than A Whole
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions: More Than A Whole
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Whole objects and sets of objects are not the only things that can be divided into fractional parts. Knowing how number lines can be partitioned is important to the application of fractions to everyday tasks.

 
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Comparing Fractions

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Comparing Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Comparing Fractions
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Children need to "see" math in order to begin explaining their knowledge. This lesson pairs fraction comparisons with modeling math.

 
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Add 'Em Up

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Unit Fractions
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Naming unit fractions is a start, but helping students visualize how they can be grouped together to make a larger part of a whole is the focus of today's lesson.

 
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fraction circle game
   

Ordering Fractions With Fraction Cards (Days 1 - 3)

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
Diane Siekmann
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This task requires students to use the numerators and denominators of fractions for ordering fractions between zero and one.

 
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Large Number Lines

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
Diane Siekmann
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using large number lines provides an opportunity to use a large strip of paper to represent the whole amount and conceptualize how fractional amounts changed based on the size of the whole amount.

 
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equal sizes
   

Show What You Know: A 2 Day Assessment

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Comparing Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Comparing Fractions
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

After a large unit like fractions, it is important to assess the students ability to apply and communicate their knowledge. These two very different activities will help you assess and record your student's learning according to the Common Core Standards.

 
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Ordering Fractions With Partners

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
3rd Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
Diane Siekmann
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students teaching and learning from each other improves and enhances their learning and understanding in a reteach of this concept.

 
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Common Core Math
 
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