Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fishing for Fractions

My 3rd graders had some difficulty with comparing and ordering fractions. To help them review I created a Dr. Seuss inspired fraction review, Fishing for Fractions.


We celebrated Dr. Seuss week with some fraction fun! In this fraction flip book my students worked in groups of four to represent, compare, and order fractions using various strategies and models. 

  Each student in the group had a different fraction on their cover pages, once their booklet was completed they put their fish bowl fraction flip books in order from least to greatest. 

Once the class finished their fraction fish bowls we had to share with the rest of the school. We decorated the halls with our fishy fractions. My supervising teacher made those amazing red fish and blue fish to add to the fun!

This packet is aligned to the following Common Core Math Standards: NF.1.1: NF.1.2: NF.1.3

This packet is aligned to the following NCTM 3rd Grade Standards:
Recognize equivalent representations for the same number and generate them by decomposing and composing numbers.
Develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a lines, and as divisions of whole numbers.
Use models, benchmarks, and equivalent forms to judge the size of fractions.
Recognize and generate equivalent forms of commonly used fractions.

Develop and use strategies to estimate computations involving fractions in situations relevant to students experience. 

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