**Name** |
**Description** |

The Pizza Exchange | The students will receive paper pizzas that are divided into different fractional parts. They will decorate their pizza, and then make equal trades with classmates to explore equivalence of fractions. The students will be able to explain equivalence of fractions based on their pizza exchanges and will be able to compare and order the fractional parts by their size. |

Discovering Fractions | In this lesson students will make initial discoveries about fractions. Students will work together to explain and record the discoveries they make while using manipulatives to explore fractions. |

Would You Rather? | This lesson is designed to help students generate rules for comparing fractions. The students will use fraction tiles to discover ways to compare fractions with the same denominator or fractions with the same numerator. They will also begin to use benchmark fractions to help make comparisons and complete inequalities. |

Would you rather have? | Would you rather have 2/4 or 6/12 of a Hershey Chocolate Bar? The students will create a fraction tool kit from construction paper to investigate equivalent fractions using rectangular area models. |

Who has more? Using the size of the fractional part to compare. | Students explore how they can compare fractions by considering the denominator. Students use real world examples to create models and demonstrate that the size of the piece decreases as the denominator increases. |

Match My Fraction | The students will use pattern blocks to demonstrate fractions and equivalent fractions. They begin by finding and modeling equivalent fractions with pattern blocks, then they are asked to match cards to show the equivalent fractions. |

Cooking with Fractions | In this lesson, students will examine real-world recipes and determine if the fractions are less than one or greater than one. Fractions and ingredients are recorded on a chart within the groups. Games are mixed in to make learning interactive and engaging. |

Comparing Fractions with Pizza | In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of comparing fractions with the same denominator through engaging problem solving with real-world application to pizza using a model. Students will be actively engaged in a Fraction War game and Would You Rather Have statements to solidify their understanding of comparing fractions with the same denominator. |

Comparing Fractions with Brownies | Students will demonstrate their understanding of comparing fractions with the same numerator through engaging problem solving using real-world application with brownies as a model. Students will be actively engaged in a fraction war game and "would you rather have" statements to solidify their understanding of comparing fractions with the same numerator. |

Fractions on a Number line | In this lesson, students will have experiences with determining where a given fraction falls in regards to "benchmark" fractions and will practice placing fractions on a number line. |

Equivalent Fractions: It Means the Same | In this lesson, students will use models to represent equivalent fractions, including fractions greater than 1, and be able to identify representations of equivalence. |

Comparing and Placing Unit Fractions on a Number Line | In this lesson, 3rd grade students will discover the value of fractions with a numerator of 1. The students will be able to compare the fractions and be able to correctly place them on a number line. |

Equivalent Fraction Dominoes | Students will identify equivalent fractions to 1/2 using manipulatives and determine what happened to the numerator and denominator when an equivalent fraction was formed. They will practice this idea by identifying equivalent fractions in a domino game. |

Fraction Measuring With Cuisenaire Rods | In this lesson students will use Cuisenaire rods to measure distances of different lengths.They will also use and compare fractional amounts to find different ways of naming equivalencies. |

Twizzle the Fractions! | In this food-themed lesson students work to understand why fraction comparisons must refer to the same whole to be valid. This lesson covers part "d" of standard MAFS.3.N.F.1.3. (In this standard there are parts a, b,and c.) |