Access Point #: MAFS.3.NF.1.AP.3aArchived Access Point

Identify equivalent fractions on a number line divided into fourths and halves within 3 units.

Essential Understandings


  • Locate two given fractions (with the same denominator) on a number line(s) that is divided into halves or fourths.
  • Use the number line(s) to determine if the fractions are equal, greater than, or less than each other based on their location on the number line (e.g., 3/4 > 1/4 because 3/4 is a greater distance from zero on the number line).
  • Apply understanding of the symbols of <, >, and = with fractions.
  • Understand the following concepts of comparison, greater than, less than, equal, unit fraction.
General Information
Number: MAFS.3.NF.1.AP.3a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
5012050: Grade Three Mathematics
7712040: Access Mathematics Grade 3
5020100: STEM Lab Grade 3
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

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