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Identify fractions equal to a whole number by using visual models

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3c http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/NF/A/3/c
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6

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Big Idea: Visual models can be used to identify fractions that are equal to a whole number. This lesson builds on students' understanding that a fraction is the quantity formed by the total number of unit fractions being described. The task requires students to identify fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers using a visual model. This builds toward student understanding of adding and subtracting mixed numbers. Vocabulary: numerator, denominator, equivalent, fraction, visual model, whole, partition Special Materials: None