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 quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. (Standard #: MAFS.3.NF.1.1)

### Original Tutorials

Learn to name or identify fractions, especially unit fractions, and justify the fractional value using an area model in this pizza-themed, interactive tutorial.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

### Other Resources

Students can practice answering mathematics questions on a variety of topics. With an account, students can save their work and send it to their teacher when complete.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Student Center Activity

Students will view a video that explains that a fraction is the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts. Students will then have opportunities to practice this concept with assorted problems and are given immediate feedback as to the accuracy of their responses.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Tutorial

This tutorial for student audiences reviews basic introductory information on fractions. Students will review that a fraction is part of a whole, a fraction is less than 1 whole thing, but more than 0, how to determine pieces of a whole and how to write fractions.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Tutorial

Test your fraction skills by answering questions on this site. This quiz asks you to simplify fractions, convert fractions to decimals and percentages, and answer algebra questions involving fractions. You can even choose difficulty level, question types, and time limit.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 4, 5, 6

Primary Resource Type: Educational Game

This virtual manipulative offers activities that allow the learner to explore fractions by building fractions, making equivalent fractions, and matching fractions.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative will help the students to build fractions from shapes and numbers to earn stars in this fraction lab. To challenge the children there are multiple levels, where they can earn lots of stars.Some of the sample learning goals can be: Build equivalent fractions using numbers and pictures. Compare fractions using numbers and patterns Recognize equivalent simplified and unsimplified fractions

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 5

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative will help the students in understanding parts in relation to a whole group. Students will also learn to distinguish between characteristics of shapes, create and describe patterns in shapes, and identify lines of symmetry and create symmetrical patterns.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3, 4

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative allows the user to choose among pieces that represent fractional portions of either a circular or square region. Using this manipulative learners may add blocks to the work space, see a fraction name for a block and remove blocks from the work space.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 4

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

The goal of this task is to show that when the whole is not specified, which fraction is being represented is left ambiguous.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Problem-Solving Task

In this interactive Flash game, students are challenged to identify a fraction from a picture of a group of objects or from a geometric diagram, or they are asked to create a diagram or picture given a common fraction. Motivation is provided by earning buckets of sand to built a sand castle.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Educational Game

This applet lets students practice naming fractions by presenting various shapes divided into equal parts with some parts shaded. Students write the fraction in the boxes provided, and check. Equivalent fractions are recognized, but students are encouraged to name the fraction using the denominator indicated by the shape. Instructions for using the applet and teaching ideas for parents/teachers are available through the links at the top of the page.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This is an accessible, easy-to-read book introducing fractions. It can be downloaded in PowerPoint, Impress, and Flash formats. For struggling or non-readers the book can be read aloud in a variety of voices. All of the books on the Tar Heel Reader site can be used with the Intellikeys keyboard with a custom overlay, a touch screen, and/or 1-3 switches. The text and background colors can be modified for students with visual impairments.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Presentation/Slideshow

This virtual manipulative offers pattern blocks of different shapes and in different colors which can be used for a range of activities. In addition, the resource offers descriptions of six example activities in the "Activities" section, and a sample lesson plan in the section "Parent/Teacher."

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): K, 1, 3, 4

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative allows individual students to work with fraction relationships. (There is also a link to a two-player version.)

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This virtual manipulative relates parts of a whole unit to written description and fraction. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative. Tip: Highlight parts of a whole by clicking on them with the mouse. When one or more parts are highlighted, a corresponding statement and fraction will appear next to the picture.

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 3

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This online slideshow is another way to introduce parts of a whole to your class. This lesson could be presented to the whole class or completed by students independently.

Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 2, 3

Primary Resource Type: Virtual Manipulative

This online resource is a story of a girl and her father planting flowers that your children and you interact with. Help them fill in the fractions as they practice dividing the garden up for their flowers!

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Subject Area(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 2, 3

Primary Resource Type: Presentation/Slideshow