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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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Understanding Multiplication

Understanding Multiplication
What is multiplication? Multiplication is when we know the number of groups and the size of the equal groups, but the total amount is unknown. Students are expected to use the actions in a story problem to directly model what…
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Concrete-Representational-Abstract

Concrete-Representational-Abstract
What is the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) instructional approach? CRA is a gradual systematic approach to teaching mathematics. Each stage builds on to the previous stage and therefore must be taught in sequence. This three step approach has been found to be…
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