COMMON CORE MATH LESSONS: GRADE 3 - FRACTIONS
WHICH FRACTIONS ARE EQUIVALENT (EQUAL)?
Using Fraction Rectangles to Learn About Equivalent Fractions
This product is the fourth in our Common Core Math Series, and is based directly on the Common Core State Standards.
What Makes Fractions Equivalent (Equal)?
(Common Core Math Lesson for Grade 3 – Addresses CCSS.Math.Content.Fractions.3.NF.3a&b)
The Common Core requires that children understand equivalent fractions using visual models. This packet provides instructional guidance for building children’s understanding as well as practice work pages using Fraction Rectangles as the visual model.
The idea of equivalence is probably the most important foundational concept for later operations with fractions (+, -, x, ÷, simplifying, converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions, etc.).
In third grade, children build conceptual understanding visually. In fourth grade children extend the use of visual models to understand the mathematical process of finding equivalent factions using the identify principle of multiplication. Fourth grade teachers will want to be sure their students have this conceptual foundation provided by this product.
This product employs our hallmark cartoon examples of teaching interactions as demonstrations, along with guided and independent practice worksheets.
You will get:
• An explanation of the confusion points and critical teaching points in dealing with equivalent fractions
• Examples of teaching interactions with child responses (great to share with your students!)
• Guided practice with accompanying worksheets for the students as they follow along
• Independent practice worksheets
• Reproducible Fraction Rectangle Sets (b&w & color)
• An assessment of learning
This product can stand alone or serve as an extension of our earlier lesson sets
How Do Fractions Get Their Names?
What is a Unit Fraction?
How Do Fractions Work On A Number Line?
To assure your students have the foundations for this lesson packet, consider giving one or more of our assessments as a pretest:
Assessment – How Do Fractions Get Their Names? ($0.99)
Assessment - What is a Unit Fraction? ($1.99))
Assessment - How Do Fractions Work On A Number Line? ($1.99)
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