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.

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In this formative assessment lesson (PDF) students learn to represent fractions on a number line. This multi-part lesson is based upon a story problem involving six friends swimming a 1-mile race in a lake. Included in the lesson is a pre-assessment, two versions of the lesson task, an assessment, and suggested feedback based on student errors. | Assessment, Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 3 | |

These videos focus on specific standards and include examples/illustrations geared to clarify the meaning of the individual standard rather than to be a guide on how to teach it. There is an introductory video for the collection; the videos are organized by grade level and can be downloaded as well as viewed online. | Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Video Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 | |

This 88-page document addresses the meaning of the Common Core State Standards for teaching fractions in grades 3-7. For each grade level the specific standards that are addressed are listed, followed by a detailed explanation of what the standards mean, including visual models, and any misconceptions teachers or students might have about how specific standards apply to fractions in the CCSS. | Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This game requires students to get the tree frog through obstacles by placing the target fraction on the number line in the correct location. Each level of the game introduces more difficult fractions to locate. This resource includes a five question quiz and a lesson plan link that is accessible through membership to BrainPop. | Game, Video Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

This collection of lessons, interactive Flash exercises and teacher utilities supports the learning of fraction concepts using side-by-side symbolic and pictorial representations. The lessons cover identifying, comparing, renaming and operating with fractions using circle and number line models. The Fraction Maker feature allows a teacher to create visual models to illustrate those same topics with fractions chosen by the user. The site includes student games and worksheets as well as suggestions and resources for the teacher. | Activity, Game, Interactive Media, Tutorial Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ |