Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 3 resources related to the following standard:
Number and Operations—Fractions
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
2. Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
a. Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

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This 60-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 3 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-2 and 4-5.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 3
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This webpage for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive of questions and answers about fractions and decimals at the elementary level. Equivalent fractions, common denominators, all four operations, fraction and decimal conversions, and other topics are included.
Community
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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In this Flash game students estimate the location of fractions, whole numbers, and decimals on a number line. The game requires students to place a target on the estimated position of the ship from the value given. Students choose fractions, whole numbers, decimals, or a mixture and after passing the first level are prompted to choose their next level of play.
Game
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
5
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In this interactive game, students build bridges using fractional lengths in the form of fraction bars. Gap length may be known or unknown, entirely empty or partially filled. Fractions to fill the gap must be constructed in specific ways, using the four basic operations. After five tries at one level, the game resets. Note that the game sometimes expects particular answers: students may need to multiply 2/5 by 3 rather than multiplying 3/5 by 2, for example, even though both computations would produce the same result.
Game
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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This 22 slide interactive module provides details and examples to support the progression of the CCSS Fraction Standards for grades 1-8. Throughout the module are active links to the standards, a glossary, and examples and solutions.
Reference Materials, Voice Recording
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This four-part E-Example from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of the NCTM standards highlights how mathematical games can foster mathematical communication as students explain and justify their moves to one another in a fraction game. In addition, a video is included that demonstrates students engaged in thinking about and applying their mathematical concepts and skills. The game "Playing Fraction Tracks" is cataloged separately.
Activity, Game, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Resource is part of a PD collection
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In this game students must create a fraction from a set of digits and then estimate its location on a number line. Students play against the computer or, with free registration, against an opponent. The object is to indicate where an excavator digs for gems and thus earn points. Additional information for educators and parents and instructions for the game are included.
Game
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
4
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This interactive Flash applet, suitable for whiteboard display, provides fraction, decimal, and percent labels to be placed correctly on 3 parallel and scaled (0-2) number lines. The applet gives an indication when the placement is incorrect.
Interactive Media
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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In this interactive activity a user identifies two pairs of equivalent fractions for a given random fraction or one of the player's own and the user creates their representations by dividing and shading either a square or circular region. The fractions are shown as locations on the number line and their equivalency is demonstrated when they are at the same point. The user has the ability to construct a table of equivalent fractions. Instructions and exploration questions are given.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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In this NCTM iOS app a user identifies equivalent fractions for a given random fraction or one of the player's own. The user creates their representations by dividing and shading either a square or circular region. The fractions are shown as locations on the number line and their equivalency is demonstrated when they are at the same point. The user has the ability to construct a table of equivalent fractions. This app is related to an Illuminations activity and an Android app that are cataloged separately.
Game, Interactive Media, Mobile App
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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