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# Equivalent Fractions 3rd Grade | Restaurant Chef Classroom Transformation

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### Description

Let's cook up some equivalent fractions! If you're looking for a fun classroom transformation this is the activity for you! This Restaurant Chef Classroom Transformation is perfect for 3rd graders to practice fractions. Students will embark upon a cooking adventure where they have to solve 10 equivalent fraction activities that are challenges that relate directly to math in the real world. Students identify equivalent fractions on number lines, partition rectangles into equal pieces and find equivalent fractions, find equivalent fractions using fraction strips, and find equivalent fractions using pictures. A digital and print version is included.

Kindergarten Chef Classroom Transformation

PLEASE NOTE: This is very similar to the 4th grade version. There are only a few minor differences. The only difference is the types of fractions included. 3rd grade only has denominators including 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8. The 4th grade version has denominators from 1-12.

When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:

“This would take me hours to set up.”

“This is going to cost so much money.”

“This looks so overwhelming.”

“I could never do this!”

What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?

A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.

Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a classroom transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!

Skills Included

Equivalent Fractions on Number Lines

Equivalent Fractions Using Fraction Strips

Equivalent Fractions Using Pictures

Error Analysis with Equivalent Fractions

A Quick Description

Help your students become chefs in your classroom! Students complete 10 equivalent fraction challenges that are real-world cooking-themed math problems. This math activity is perfect for 3rd graders. It aligns with 3.NF.3.

Print out all 10 restaurant posters and all 10 aligned challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they will become chefs and will need to complete all ten challenges! They have to find all ten challenges you've left around the classroom and solve the challenge that the chef needs to complete. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.

How to Play

Step 1: Tell your class that they are chefs today and will practice equivalent fractions. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.

Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, editable name tags, editable admission tickets, and themed banner are included if you want to use them!

Step 2: Let students move around the room and solve each challenge! Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or groups. Your choice!

Step 3: When students finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included.

Step 4: There’s an additional activity included too that involves equivalent fractions of candy bars. I let my kids work on this when they finish all the challenge.

Perfect for hands-on fun!

Step 5: Most of the time, there are early or fast finishers! These kiddos get to go around the room and scan the QR codes provided! Each QR code leads to a fun fact about chefs that they can record on the sheet provided or a piece of notebook paper. This keeps everyone happy and on task!

What's Included?

Aligns with Common Core 3.NF.3

10 Black & White and Color Posters

10 Equivalent Fraction Math Challenges

Editable Challenge Paper

Recording Sheet

Instructions for Kids and the Teacher

Certificate of Completion

Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”

Editable Name Tags

Tips to Make the Chef Day Even More Fun!

Door Decorations and Banner

Learning Targets

Chocolate Bar Hands-On Activity

Digital Version Included for Use with Google Slides™

There is an editable challenge paper included. This means if one of the challenges doesn't work for your classroom, you can make your own! There are ten pre-made challenges included for you to use but we all know sometimes changes are necessary to best fit your classroom :) These challenges are aligned to Common Core and TEKS.

This is a perfect review activity before giving an equivalent fractions assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. The QR codes add in technology as well. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!

These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, center rotations, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), digital theme days, end of year themed days, classroom transformation kits, printables, and so much more! These math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom.

You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next classroom transformation! These hands on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.

Free Classroom Transformation Guide

You may also like this FREE Classroom Transformation Guide! It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each third grade classroom transformation aligns with.

I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!

Aligns with 3.NF.3

Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

Aligns with 3.NF.3a

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

Aligns with 3.NF.3b

Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

A DIGITAL VERSION HAS NOW BEEN ADDED!

With remote learning taking center stage in our communities, a digital version is now included! It's compatible with Google Slides™ and can be completed 100% digitally. That means no making copies and less prep for you!

How Does a Digital Classroom Transformation Work?

First, invite your students into a video call on whatever learning platform your school district uses. Set the scene and tell your class online what themed day they will be completing.

Then, assign your students the Google Slides™ activities that come with this digital classroom transformation. Each digital classroom transformation is interactive and has movable pieces for students to enjoy playing with. Every activity can be modified for what works best in your classroom! A digital cover page, digital recording sheet, 10 digital challenges, and a digital certificate are included in the Google Slides file.

Finally, as a digital reward, students are invited to play the self-checking game that shows them fun facts about cooking. It's engaging, interactive, and a great way to motivate students throughout the digital room transformation while completing distance learning.

Let's Break Down What Comes in the Digital Version:

Instructions for the Teacher

Digital Answer Key for Teacher or Self-Checking

Digital Self-Checking Reward Game

Videos Explaining Best Practice /How To Set It Up

Digital Tips and Tricks

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ACCESS?

-The digital version was created with Google Slides™.

-You can assign these games by assigning them in Google Classroom or send them via email to students.

So choose which version works best for your classroom -- print, digital, or a combination of both!

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Looking for more Math Classroom Transformations that relate to real-world mathematics? Check out the whole series here!

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Identifying Fractions

Fractions on a Number Line

Distance Between Fractions on Number Lines

Equivalent Fractions

Comparing Fractions

Comparing Fractions FREEBIE!

Fractions as Whole Numbers

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### Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

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