Lesson plan

3. Identify and locate fractions (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/NF/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6

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Lesson objective: Practice identifying non-unit fractions.

This lesson helps to build skill with naming fractions. Number lines are used here because they support students' understanding of fractions as numbers we can show on a number line along with whole numbers. This work develops students' understanding that fractions are  a number that names the result of partitioning a whole .

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (attend to precision) as they partition lengths and locate fractions on a number line.

Key vocabulary:

  • denominator
  • fraction
  • numerator

Additional Materials:

  • scissors