Fractions For 3rd Graders

If you’re looking for fractions for third graders, then you’ve come to the right place! This resource is packed with ten pages of printable fractions and is specifically designed to cover CCSS 3.NF.A.1. The printables include fraction models of different shapes and orientations. Students can even practice adding fractions to the hundredth place! Whether you’re teaching fractions for the first time or you’re preparing for the upcoming test, this pack has you covered.

Students will complete detailed steps to create a flower that uses fractions. The students will “grow” a stem aligned with the vertical number line, label fractions that range from 0 to 1, add leaves to the flower in the proper position on the stem, and finally add a specific number of petals to the flower. To complete the project, students will complete a three-part rubric that includes sections for each deliverable.

Students should understand that any whole number can be expressed as a fraction. They should be able to explain why any two fractions are equivalent to each other. Once they have demonstrated their understanding, they can begin to apply it to other whole numbers expressed as fractions. A conceptual approach to the learning target is the key. And, students should be able to describe why the equivalent fractions describe the same-size whole.

In addition to learning how to write fractions, students can practice their skills by drawing a pie or other shape into equal parts. Another fun way to make fractions more fun is to make a fraction flower festival. Students can create a paper-slice model of a flower or pie to show their understanding. In addition to drawing pie models, students can use the fraction symbols to compare two fractions with the same denominator.

A formal introduction to fractions occurs in Grade three, when the domain of Number and Operations–Fractions first appears in the mathematics standards. This curriculum begins with unit fractions and builds from there. As students master the concept of fractions, they will be better prepared to take on the more complex subjects, such as algebra and geometry. A fraction is a valuable tool for many reasons. In addition to helping students understand numbers and division, fractions help them learn the meaning of numbers.