**Fractions**

Concrete

Pictoral

Sample PARCC Question

Part A

Sample PARCC Question

Part B

Sample PARCC Question

Part C

**Just keep in mind...**

Fractions and Common Core

things we know

I can show and understand that fractions are equal parts of a whole. 3.NF.1

I can label fractions on a number line because I know the space between any two numbers can be thought of as a whole. 3.NF.2

I can explain in words or pictures how two fractions can sometimes be equal. 3.NF.3

I can compare fractions by reasoning about their size. 3.NF.3

I can show whole numbers as fractions.(3 = 3/1) 3.NF.3

I can recognize fractions that are equal to one whole.(1 = 4/4) 3.NF.3

Tools

Singapore Math

Teach to Mastery Using 3 Steps

Fraction Circles

Pattern Blocks

Fraction Bars (tiles, strips)

Concrete

Hands-on activities for students

Manipulatives

Abstract

Solve problems using numbers and symbols

Pictoral

Drawing the concept

activity idea

It's important to show the parts with the whole

Use post-it notes to show parts of a whole. Students can draw and fold post-its to show different ways to make the same fraction.

activity idea

important to recognize wholes and parts can look different

**Why is this important?**

Sample PARCC Question

Part D

Sample PARCC Question

Part E

http://www.parcconline.org/

Abstract

Good Resources

http://www.wiki-teacher.com

LearnZillion.com

k-5mathteachingresources.com

illustrativemathematics.org

http://shutthedoorandteach.blogspot.com/

http://mrsfarmers5gradeclass.blogspot.com/2013/05/fractions.html

If this university has trouble with fractions, our students certainly will.

Create "Fraction Life"

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