Example: The fractions and can be identified as not equivalent using a visual model.
Clarification 2: Within this benchmark, the expectation is not to generate equivalent fractions.
Clarification 3: Fractions are limited to fractions less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Number lines must be given and scaled appropriately.
Course Number1111  Course Title222 
5012050:  Grade Three Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014  2015, 2015  2022, 2022 and beyond (current)) 
7712040:  Access Mathematics Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014  2015, 2015  2018, 2018  2022, 2022 and beyond (current)) 
5012055:  Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019  2022, 2022 and beyond (current)) 
5012015:  Foundational Skills in Mathematics 35 (Specifically in versions: 2019  2022, 2022 and beyond (current)) 
Access Point Number  Access Point Title 
MA.3.FR.2.AP.2  Using a visual model, recognize fractions less than a whole that are equivalent to fractions with denominators of 2, 3 or 4 (e.g., 4/8 is equivalent to 1/2). 
Name  Description 
Four Fourths  Students are given a number line scaled by fourths and ask to label the notches. 
Generating Equivalent Fractions  Students are given a familiar fraction and asked to generate an equivalent fraction justifying their reasoning. 
Equivalent Fractions  Students determine whether or not fractions are equivalent. 
Name  Description 
Clipart ETC Fractions  Illustrations that can be used for teaching and demonstrating fractions. Fractional representations are modeled in wedges of circles ("pieces of pie") and parts of polygons. There are also clipart images of numerical fractions, both proper and improper, from halves to twelfths. Fraction charts and fraction strips found in this collection can be used as manipulatives and are ready to print for classroom use. 
Name  Description 
Fraction Action!  This lesson will help students understand that fractions are parts of a whole. The lesson introduces fractional parts using familiar manipulatives. 
Name  Description 
Lesson 22 Video: MEA Animal Meal Planning Part 2  In this video, SaM1 introduces a part 2 twist to the Model Eliciting Activity (MEA). In the optional twist, students will need to modify their original diet for a senior chimpanzee. The first video provided meal planning information to add to the knowledge students gained throughout the unit to start the challenge.

Lesson 22 Video: MEA Animal Meal Planning  In this video, SaM1 introduces a Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) challenge for the students. This video provides meal planning information to add to the knowledge students gained throughout the unit. Students will be asked to develop a varied diet for a chimpanzee at the CPALMS Rehabilitation and Conservation Center based on the color, shape, texture, and hardness of the food. In the optional twist, students will need to modify their original diet for a senior chimpanzee. The optional twist also has a SaM1 video to introduce the twist challenge. 
Equal Fractions in Disguise  Learn how differentsized fractional parts can represent the same amount of a whole, differentsized fractional parts in different orientations can represent the same amount of a whole, and a number line can be used to represent fractional parts of a whole in this interactive tutorial. 
Name  Description 
Fraction Game  This virtual manipulative allows individual students to work with fraction relationships. (There is also a link to a twoplayer version.) 
Name  Description 
Lesson 22 Video: MEA Animal Meal Planning Part 2:  In this video, SaM1 introduces a part 2 twist to the Model Eliciting Activity (MEA). In the optional twist, students will need to modify their original diet for a senior chimpanzee. The first video provided meal planning information to add to the knowledge students gained throughout the unit to start the challenge.

Lesson 22 Video: MEA Animal Meal Planning:  In this video, SaM1 introduces a Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) challenge for the students. This video provides meal planning information to add to the knowledge students gained throughout the unit. Students will be asked to develop a varied diet for a chimpanzee at the CPALMS Rehabilitation and Conservation Center based on the color, shape, texture, and hardness of the food. In the optional twist, students will need to modify their original diet for a senior chimpanzee. The optional twist also has a SaM1 video to introduce the twist challenge. 
Equal Fractions in Disguise:  Learn how differentsized fractional parts can represent the same amount of a whole, differentsized fractional parts in different orientations can represent the same amount of a whole, and a number line can be used to represent fractional parts of a whole in this interactive tutorial. 
Name  Description 
Fraction Game:  This virtual manipulative allows individual students to work with fraction relationships. (There is also a link to a twoplayer version.) 
Name  Description 
Clipart ETC Fractions:  Illustrations that can be used for teaching and demonstrating fractions. Fractional representations are modeled in wedges of circles ("pieces of pie") and parts of polygons. There are also clipart images of numerical fractions, both proper and improper, from halves to twelfths. Fraction charts and fraction strips found in this collection can be used as manipulatives and are ready to print for classroom use. 