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This material is aligned to the Common Core Standards and covers the following:
3.NF.A.1: ____Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Students need practice identifying fractions with their appropriate word names and picture representations.
To help with conceptualizing fractions as parts of a whole, students will use fraction manipulatives (such as pattern blocks or fraction bars) to compare portions of a circle or rectangle and its whole counterparts. In this manner, students can better understand that fractions are pieces of a whole.
Questions to Focus Learning:
Can students match mixed numbers and improper fractions in numbers and picture representations?
Are students able to create a fraction that was given in words using pictures or manipulatives and then write it in the form a/b?
Can students use appropriate vocabulary to name the specific parts of a fractional number (denominator and numerator)?
Can students construct a visual representation of a fraction a/b, where a > b? (shows whether students understand improper fractions in the same way they understand proper fractions).