Fractions can be a tricky concept for third graders to master, but this guided lesson can help kids get there. It provides focused instruction designed by teachers and curriculum experts that is specific to the third grade curriculum. Exercises and practical examples help kids to put fractions in context with real-world math problems. When finished with the lesson, check out our fractions worksheets for more practice.
Students have been hard at work on their fractions practice this year, so now it's time to see how far they've come. This end-of-year check-in will help you assess student understanding of simple fractions of wholes.
Help your students get familiar with creating models for unit fractions with this hands-on activity. Students will get into a frenzy creating many unit fraction models to reference as they learn more about fractions!
Support your students as they utilize key academy language to speak about visual and numerical representations of fractions. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Fractions in Action*.
This lesson helps your students become confident mathematicians when it comes to representing fractions visually in a variety of ways. Use this lesson as a pre-lesson to Fraction Hunt or teach it independently.
Give your students practice creating models with fractions from recipes! Your students will build an appetite for learning all about fractions, while “filling” measuring cup models with different ingredients to represent fractions.
After kids gain an understanding of whole numbers, they start breaking them down into smaller pieces. Computing fractions often take multiple steps and more brain power. The Learning Library has many resources on fractions and parts of a whole such as illustrated worksheets, professional lesson plans, and plenty of other fraction practice for advancing students.
Functional Fractions and Parts of a Whole Resources
Students delve into complex numbers like fractions and decimals in third and fourth grade. Third graders learn how a fraction is represented on a number line, hone their understanding on equivalent fractions, and learn how whole numbers are written as fractions. They also learn to compare two fractions with similar numerators or denominators.
Fourth graders learn how a fraction looks like an equation and how to compare two fractions with different numerators or different denominators. They also begin to add and subtract fractions. Fourth graders learn how to multiply fractions by whole numbers. In addition, fourth graders should understand the decimal notation of fractions.
The Learning Library provides resources on fractions and parts of a whole in all these different areas. A practical way to express fractions is through images, so many of the printable worksheets are complete with visual aids. Parts of a Set: Fractions is a lesson plan that instructs students to break down a group into equal parts as an introductory assignment, while Thanksgiving Fractions is a more challenging hands-on activity for fourth graders. Education.com's multifaceted resources ensure that students understand all the parts to fractions.