# 3.NF.A Lesson Plans

#### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A

:"Develop understanding of fractions as numbers."

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

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Fractions as Part of a Whole

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Fractions as Part of a Whole

In this lesson, students will learn how to understand that a fraction is a number that describes the relationship between a part and a whole.

3rd grade

Math

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Fractions: All Lined Up

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Fractions: All Lined Up

In this lesson, students will practice identifying and modeling equivalent fractions by using number lines.

3rd grade

Math

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Fraction Fun

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Fraction Fun

Review halves, thirds, and quarters with this activity that gives hands-on students a way to learn about fractions actively.

3rd grade

Math

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Parts of a Set: Fractions

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Parts of a Set: Fractions

Get your students excited to learn about fractions with this hands on lesson. Working in groups will help students learn from each other and share ideas.

3rd grade

Math

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Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!

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Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!

Fractions can be tricky, but looking at them visually can help your students understand them. This lesson will help students with equivalent fractions, number lines, and making real world connections.

3rd grade

Math

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Comparing Cake Slices

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Comparing Cake Slices

Sweet fractions! Teach your students to compare fractions with this sweet lesson using slices of cake.

3rd grade

Math

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Fraction Action: Rectangles

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Fraction Action: Rectangles

Let's divide! In this hands-on lesson, your students will get in on some fraction action when they pair up to create and compare fraction models with the same denominator.

3rd grade

Math

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Number Line Time

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Number Line Time

It's time to zoom in on the space between 0 and 1 on the number line! In this lesson, your students will get practice labeling different fractions on the number line.

3rd grade

Math

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Unit Fraction Frenzy

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Unit Fraction Frenzy

Help your students get familiar with creating models for unit fractions with this hands-on activity. Students will get into a frenzy creating many unit fraction models to reference as they learn more about fractions!

3rd grade

Math

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Fraction Foodie

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Fraction Foodie

Give your students practice creating models with fractions from recipes! Your students will build an appetite for learning all about fractions, while “filling” measuring cup models with different ingredients to represent fractions.

3rd grade

Math

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Finding Fractions of a Set

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Finding Fractions of a Set

This lesson will surely stick after students take part in an activity where they determine fractions of a set using colorful craft sticks.

3rd grade

Math

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Making Models with Different Denominators

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Making Models with Different Denominators

Increase your students' knowledge of fractions with this lesson that has them compare fractions with different denominators.

3rd grade

Math

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Dividing Shapes and Lines

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Dividing Shapes and Lines

In this lesson, your students will use hands-on visuals to learn about fractions! Your students will love using manipulatives to practice placing fractions on a number line.

3rd grade

Math

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Fractions and Dollars

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Fractions and Dollars

Tie into what they already know! Use money to teach fractions in this engaging lesson.

3rd grade

Math

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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator

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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator

In this lesson, students will explore fractions with the same denominators and work as mathematicians to figure out patterns. Your students will gain a lot of practice in comparing fractions!

3rd grade

Math

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Fractions in Action

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Fractions in Action

Have your "whole" group get a "piece" of fun in this sweet and tasty math game!

3rd grade

Math

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Seeing Whole Numbers as Fractions

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Seeing Whole Numbers as Fractions

Teach your students whole numbers as fractions in three easy steps. Using this lesson plan your class will create, label and illustrate whole numbers as fractions on a number line.

3rd grade

Math

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Using Tape Models to Compare Like Fractions

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Using Tape Models to Compare Like Fractions

Teach your students to compare fractions using symbols ( >, < = ) in three easy steps. Using this lesson plan, your class will compare like fractions using tape diagrams.

3rd grade

Math

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A Fair Share of Fractions

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A Fair Share of Fractions

Teach your students fair shares with this hands-on resource. Using this lesson plan, your class will create, label, and illustrate sums for fair shares using a folded paper model.

3rd grade

Math

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Equivalent Fractions Match

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Equivalent Fractions Match

Begin with the basics when teaching about equivalent fractions. This lesson utilizes visual models with written fractions to support your students as they match equivalent fractions.

3rd grade

Math

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Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?

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Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?

If you can see it, you can achieve it! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use visuals to determine if two fractions are equivalent.

3rd grade

Math

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Discussing Fraction Representations

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Discussing Fraction Representations

Support your students as they utilize key academy language to speak about visual and numerical representations of fractions. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Fractions in Action*.

3rd grade

Math

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What Are Equivalent Fractions?

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What Are Equivalent Fractions?

Get your students to think deeply about fractions as they discuss which pictures show equivalence. Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *Equivalent Fractions: Are They Equal?* lesson.

3rd grade

Math

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Explaining Equivalent Fractions

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Explaining Equivalent Fractions

In order to build a strong foundation with fractions, students should be able to explain the concept and their thinking. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!*

3rd grade

Math

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