### Examples

can be represented as of a pie (parts of a shape), as 1 out of 4 trees (parts of a set) or as on the number line.### Clarifications

*Clarification 1:*This benchmark emphasizes conceptual understanding through the use of manipulatives or visual models.

*Clarification 2:*Instruction focuses on representing a unit fraction as part of a whole, part of a set, a point on a number line, a visual model or in fractional notation.

*Clarification 3:* Denominators are limited to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12.

**Subject Area:**Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)

**Grade:**3

**Strand:**Fractions

**Date Adopted or Revised:**08/20

**Status:**State Board Approved

## Related Courses

## Related Access Points

## Related Resources

## Educational Game

## Formative Assessments

## Image/Photograph

## Lesson Plans

## Original Student Tutorials

## Problem-Solving Task

## Virtual Manipulatives

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students partition a rectangle into four equal parts and describe each part using a fraction.

Students partition an irregular hexagon into two equal parts and describe each part using a unit fraction.

Students divide figures into two parts, each having the same area, and write the unit fraction representing each part.

Students divide a hexagon into two, three, and six equal parts and write the unit fraction representing each part.

Students are shown the fraction one fifth and asked to describe what it means.

Students are shown three circles and asked to select the one that correctly shows one third shaded and explain why the other two do not.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Joey learns about the location of unit fractions on a number line while at camp in this interactive tutorial.

Learn to name or identify fractions, especially unit fractions, and justify the fractional value using an area model in this pizza-themed, interactive tutorial.

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorials

Joey learns about the location of unit fractions on a number line while at camp in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Learn to name or identify fractions, especially unit fractions, and justify the fractional value using an area model in this pizza-themed, interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Educational Game

This is a fun and interactive game that helps students practice ordering rational numbers, including decimals, fractions, and percents. You are planting and harvesting flowers for cash. Allow the bee to pollinate, and you can multiply your crops and cash rewards!

Type: Educational Game

## Problem-Solving Task

This task is designed to help students focus on the whole that a fraction refers. It provides a context where there are two natural ways to view the coins. While the intent is to deepen a student's understanding of fractions, it does go outside the requirements of the standard.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Virtual Manipulatives

This virtual manipulative will help the students to build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fraction lab. To challenge the children there are multiple levels, where they can earn lots of stars.

Some of the sample learning goals can be:

- Build equivalent fractions using numbers and pictures.
- Compare fractions using numbers and patterns
- Recognize equivalent simplified and unsimplified fractions

Type: Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative allows individual students to work with fraction relationships. (There is also a link to a two-player version.)

Type: Virtual Manipulative

## Parent Resources

## Image/Photograph

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.

Type: Image/Photograph

## Problem-Solving Task

This task is designed to help students focus on the whole that a fraction refers. It provides a context where there are two natural ways to view the coins. While the intent is to deepen a student's understanding of fractions, it does go outside the requirements of the standard.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative will help the students to build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fraction lab. To challenge the children there are multiple levels, where they can earn lots of stars.

Some of the sample learning goals can be:

- Build equivalent fractions using numbers and pictures.
- Compare fractions using numbers and patterns
- Recognize equivalent simplified and unsimplified fractions

Type: Virtual Manipulative