# Fraction Activities and Lessons

The website provides teachers with various activities and lesson plans to help teach fractions using real world things. This site provides activities and lessons that teach students about fractions using concrete real world items.

### Standards & Objectives

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.2
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4...
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the...
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including...
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.2
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on...
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n x a)/(n x b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size...
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.2
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to...
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.C.5
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective...
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.C.6
Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62...
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.C.7
Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same...
GLE 0306.2.5
Understand the meaning and uses of fractions.
GLE 0306.2.6
Use various strategies and models to compare and order fractions and identify equivalent fractions.
GLE 0306.2.7
Add and subtract fractions with like denominators using various models.
GLE 0406.2.4
Understand and use the connections between fractions and decimals.
GLE 0406.2.5
Add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators.
GLE 0406.2.6
Solve problems involving whole numbers, fractions, and/or decimals using all four arithmetic operations.
GLE 0406.3.3
Translate between different forms of representations of whole number relationships.
GLE 0406.4.2
Understand and use measures of length, area, capacity, and weight.
GLE 0406.4.3
Solve problems that involve estimating and measuring length, area, capacity and weight.
SPI 0306.1.2
Solve problems involving elapsed time.
SPI 0306.1.4
Match the spoken, written, concrete, and pictorial representations of fractions with denominators up to ten.
SPI 0306.2.10
Identify equivalent fractions given by various representations.
SPI 0306.2.11
Recognize and use different interpretations of fractions.
SPI 0306.2.12
Name fractions in various contexts that are less than, equal to, or greater than one.
SPI 0306.2.13
Recognize, compare, and order fractions (benchmark fractions, common numerators, or common denominators).
SPI 0306.2.14
Add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
SPI 0406.1.2
Compare decimals using concrete and pictorial representations.
SPI 0406.2.1
Read and write numbers from hundredths to hundred-thousands in numerals and in words.
SPI 0406.2.10
Solve contextual problems using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
SPI 0406.2.3
Identify the place value of a specified digit in a number and the quantity it represents.
SPI 0406.2.5
Generate equivalent forms of common fractions and decimals and use them to compare size.
SPI 0406.2.6
Use the symbols and = to compare common fractions and decimals in both increasing and decreasing order.
SPI 0406.2.8
Add and subtract proper fractions with like and unlike denominators and simplify the answer.
SPI 0406.4.7
Determine appropriate size of unit of measurement in problem situations involving length, capacity or weight.
TSS.Math.3.G.A.2
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.
TSS.Math.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction, 1/b, as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts (unit fraction); understand a fraction a/b as...
TSS.Math.3.NF.A.2
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line. Represent fractions on a number line.
TSS.Math.3.NF.A.3
Explain equivalence of fractions and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
TSS.Math.4.MD.A.2
Solve one- or two-step real-world problems involving whole number measurements with all four operations within a single system of measurement including...
TSS.Math.4.NBT.A.2
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers (less than or equal to 1,000,000) using standard form, word form, and expanded form (e.g. the expanded form of...
TSS.Math.4.NF.A.1
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (axn)/(bxn) or (a/n)/(b/n) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size...
TSS.Math.4.NF.A.2
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by creating common denominators or common numerators or by comparing to a...
TSS.Math.4.NF.B.3
Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. For example, 4/5 = 1/5 + 1/5 + 1/5 + 1/5.
TSS.Math.4.NF.C.5
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective...
TSS.Math.4.NF.C.6
Read and write decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. Locate these decimals on a number line.
TSS.Math.4.NF.C.7
Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole....

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### Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level:
Understanding

Materials:

• 10 inch flour tortillas (2 for each student)
• Markers and marker board (one large one for all responses or individual ones for each student)
• Crayons/colored pencils
• Base-ten blocks
• Pies, and/or cakes (All the same size!)
• Cutting utensil
• Just the kids at first!
• Graph paper and lined paper (or you can make your own worksheets)
• Paper with three columns
• pencil
• Construction paper cirlces (pizzas)
• Index cards with fractions
• Linking cubes, bingo markers, or any small items in classroom to use as toppings
• Fraction Skittles (Not Skittles like you eat. Skittles are a manipulative teaching tool. See a picture here.) This material has 4 "skittles." The first one is a whole one and cannot be separated. The 2nd one is cut in half. The 3rd in thirds and the 4th in fourths.
• Fraction insets (See a picture here.) These are 10 circles. The first one is not cut at all (it is a whole circle). The 2nd one is cut in halves, the 3rd in thirds, and so on all the way up to ten.
• Graham Crackers
• Chocolate Bars
• Mini Hershey Kisses
• Marshmallows

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