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Michelle Marcus

3rd Grade Math

Pembroke Elementary School

Troy, MI

Suburban Environment

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View all Master TeachersUnit 6 - Unit Fractions(13 Lessons)

Unit 1 - Developing Mathematical Practices(5 Lessons)

Unit 2 - Understanding Multiplication(15 Lessons)

Unit 3 - Using Multiplication to Find Area(12 Lessons)

Unit 4 - Understanding Division(13 Lessons)

Unit 5 - Introduction To Fractions(3 Lessons)

Unit 6 - Unit Fractions(13 Lessons)

Unit 7 - Fractions: More Than A Whole(3 Lessons)

Unit 8 - Comparing Fractions(5 Lessons)

Unit 9 - Place Value (10 Lessons)

Unit 10 - Fluency to Automoticity(5 Lessons)

Unit 11 - Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry(14 Lessons)

Unit 12 - Review Activities(3 Lessons)

Making Meaning of Math Tools

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Children need to make meaning of tools before we ask them to use them for modeling their thinking. Fraction rods are a perfect example in this lesson.

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11 Resources

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Building Fractions Using Units

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Children need many opportunities to create and identify what is an equal part of a whole and be able to make meaning of that knowledge. This lesson is a springboard for the critical area of fractions.

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12 Resources

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How to Create a Fraction Strip Poster: A Performance Assessment of Vocabulary

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Student becomes teacher in a lesson where they are asked to create a fraction training video to show, explain, and compare fractions.

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9 Resources

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All Fractions Are Not Created Equal

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:If you were really hungry, would you want 1/4 of a large pizza, or a quarter of a small pizza? This is the type of question students will be able to answer after this experience.

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8 Resources

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That's Not Fair! Fractions of a Region Part 1

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:How can 2 cookies be shared by 3 hungry sisters? How can 2 peanuts be shared by 3 squirrels gathering nuts? These are the real world questions that students need to be able to answer by using their knowledge of fractions.

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17 Resources

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How Do I Share This? Fractions of a Region Part 2

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Drama, drama, drama! Students love to play and act. Crafting skits to solve word problems fosters dramatic math play.

25 Resources

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25 Resources

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And the Oscar Goes To….

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Unit Fractions

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

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15 Resources

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Add 'Em Up

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Unit Fractions

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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13 Resources

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I Want Some Candy! A Journaling Assessment

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

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

9 Resources

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9 Resources

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Size Matters: A Journal Activity

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Understanding that a whole can be defined using different fractions is a complex task for students, unless they have great tools, like pattern blocks.

8 Resources

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8 Resources

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What Is the Whole

3rd Grade Math

» Unit:

Unit Fractions

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.

8 Resources

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8 Resources

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Fractions of a Set

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Children see fractions as partitions of one whole object first. This lesson will begin them on the "tasty" path of finding fractions in a whole set.

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10 Resources

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Find the Fraction of This Set "Smartie"

3rd Grade Math

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Unit Fractions

Big Idea:Students are accustomed to partitioning single objects. This lesson requires students to look at sets of objects as a whole and create equal groups.

9 Resources

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9 Resources

58 Favorites