Do you need the perfect TEK-aligned activity for your 3rd Grade Fractions math centers this year? We’ve got just the fit! Whether you're introducing the concept of fractions on number lines at the beginning of the unit or reviewing the use of models to represent equivalent fractions while preparing for the STAAR test, our professionally edited questions will help you to confidently prepare your students with 240 task cards that are attractively designed, standard-focused, and thoughtfully differentiated.
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✔ 240 uniquely illustrated task cards with additional sets that have colorful border options.
✔ 240 full page images that can be printed out, used in whole-group instruction over a smartboard, or uploaded to google drive where you can share them digitally with your students.
✔ 8 printable labels with "I Can Statements".
✔ Creatively designed answer keys which match recording sheets for easy grading.
✔ Multiple versions of recording sheets. One version saves paper while the other version allows more room for showing work.
✔ A click and learn FAQ document which provides helpful answers to questions you might have about your set.
The Differentiation Advantage
This set of task cards has been organized in a way that allows for seamless differentiation. Cards #1-10 are the least difficult in each set and can be given to any students who might be struggling to gain confidence. Cards #11-20 are just slightly more challenging, while the last 10 questions require a bit more critical thinking being primarily long-form word problems.
Methodology - How We Designed the Problems
Each question is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards, and are specifically designed to meet documented student expectations for that standard. The questions are patterned on previously released State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Math Tests. The questions can be used for guided practice and independent practice.
*Careful attention has been put into each question so they won't be so challenging as to discourage your students, while still being rigorous enough to prepare your students for testing and assessment.
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3rd Grade Task Card Bundle (Covers All 3rd Grade Math Standards)
Other Units in 3rd Grade:
STAAR Place Value Unit 3.2A-3.2D (4 Sets)
STAAR Basic Operations Unit 3.4A-3.4K (11 Sets)
STAAR Algebraic Reasoning Unit 3.5A-3.5E (5 Sets)
STAAR Geometry Unit 3.6A-3.6E (5 Sets)
STAAR Measurement & Data Unit 3.7A-3.8B (7 Sets)
ALL BUNDLED UNITS CARRY SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS
If you only need resources for specific standards within the unit, you may follow the links below:
TEK 3.3A Task Cards (Illustrated)
Fractions on a Number Line
TEK 3.3B Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.3C Task Cards (Illustrated)
Composing and Decomposing Fractions
TEK 3.3D Task Cards (Illustrated)
Sharing Equally With Friends
TEK 3.3E Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.3F Task Cards (Illustrated)
Equivalent Fractions with Models
TEK 3.3G Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.3H Task Cards (Illustrated)
✔ Stations for Your Math Centers
✔ Differentiation (Questions 1-10, 11-20, and 21-30 are uniquely grouped by difficulty)
✔ Independent practice
✔ Skills Practice
✔ Review / Intervention
✔ SBAC and PARCC Test Prep
✔ Fast Finishers / Enrichment
✔ Scaffolding Students Up To Rest of Class
✔ Scavenger Hunts / Scoot
✔ Adding Select Card Images (JPG Images) to Assign in Google Classroom
✔ Enhancing your Nearpod Lesson
✔ Adding Images to Your Boom Cards Activities and Adding Interactive Features
✔ Flipped Classrooms
Included in this task card set are the following TEKS Standards:
TEKS Supporting Standard 3.3A:
The student is expected to represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models, including strip diagrams and number lines.
I can round numbers to the nearest 10th, 100th, 1000th, and 10,000th, and plot the numbers on a number line to show my work.
TEKS Supporting Standard 3.3B:
The student is expected to determine the corresponding fraction greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 given a specified point on a number line.
I can place fractions on a number line by understanding how each segment equals one piece of the whole.
TEKS Supporting Standard 3.3C:
The student is expected to explain that the unit fraction 1/b represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts where b is a non-zero whole number.
I understand that fractions are made up of equal parts that together form a whole. I can represent them in written form and through pictures, too!
TEKS Supporting Standard 3.3D:
The student is expected to compose and decompose a fraction a/b with a numerator greater than zero and less than or equal to b as a sum of parts 1/b.
I can sum up and break apart fractions when 1 is numerator (number in the top position).
TEKS Supporting Standard 3.3E:
The student is expected to solve problems involving partitioning an object or a set of objects among two or more recipients using pictorial representations of fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.
I can share with my friends using fractions and help them understand by drawing pictures to represent how I divided them.
TEKS Readiness Standard 3.3F:
The student is expected to represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines.
I can understand that certain fractions - like one-half or two-fourths - may look different, but actually have equal values.
TEKS Supporting Standard 3.3G:
The student is expected to explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of a same size whole for an area model.
I can explain why certain fractions are equal to each other by representing them on things like number lines and fractions pies.
TEKS Readiness Standard 3.3H:
The student is expected to compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models.
I can compare the sizes of fractions when they have the same top number or bottom number (numerator and denominator).
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