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Proving Equivalent Fractions with Models

Proving Equivalent Fractions with Models
In 3rd grade, students are expected to generate simple equivalent fractions. Example: 1/2 = 4/8 and 4/6 = 2/3. Models should be used to help students identify equivalent fractions. Sentence strips or strips of paper cut into congruent rectangles can…
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Comparing Fractions: What’s Important?

Comparing Fractions: What’s Important?
In 3rd grade, students are expected to compare two fractions that have either the same numerator or the same denominator. When comparing fractions, it is important for students to understand the value of the fraction and consider both the numerator…
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Multiple Multi-digit Multiplication Strategies

Multiple Multi-digit Multiplication Strategies
MAFS.4.NBT.2.5 states that 4th graders should be able to: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations Illustrate…
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Understanding Fractions with an Area Model

Understanding Fractions with an Area Model
In 3rd grade students are expected to, “Understand a fraction as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts.” The best way for students to develop this understanding is by putting fractions into real…
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Connecting Academics & Parents (CAP) Fractions

Connecting Academics & Parents (CAP) Fractions
In 3rd grade students are developing understanding of fractions. Previously in 1st & 2nd grade they have decomposed shapes into equal parts and described them using fraction language, but in 3rd grade is the first year they represent the fractions…
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