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Identify sets of equivalent fractions by using visual models

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3a http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/NF/A/3/a
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 Ideas: Visual models can be created to identify equivalent fractions. We can generate equivalent fractions by partitioning models into equal shares or fractions. This lesson builds on students’ understanding of unit and non-unit fractional amounts. The task allows students to investigate sets of equivalent fractions using visual models. The lesson allows students to discover and understand that different fractional parts can name equal-sized portions of a set. This lesson builds toward students' future work with reasoning about the size of fractions. Vocabulary: equivalent, fraction, numerator,denominator, part, whole, equal shares