Grade: Third Grade
The goal of this lesson is, students will be able identify parts of a group as a fraction and students will be able to represent a fraction by coloring portions of a shape. This Google Drawing helps us meet this goal by presenting students with shapes and parts of a group that they will then manipulate to fit desired fractions.
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 quantity formed by parts of size 1/b.
This guides students toward meeting this standard as they get the practice and visual representation of the fractions as a quantity and as of parts of a whole.
1.) Click the link for the Google Drawing.
2.) Make a copy and then share with your teacher.
3.) Fill in the appropriate amount of parts of each shape to fit the fraction to its right.
To fill in a shape click the desired part, then click the paint can that is spilling out. The paint can is pictured to the right. After you click that, choose a color of your liking.
4.) Check over your work, and then double check to see if your work is shared with your teacher.
- Some students may really struggle with the interface and with being able to share work with you. Be prepared for some work to be lost.
- Things are easily manipulated and moved, certain parts may be lost. You can use this to your advantage with the shapes. Students may choose to delete parts to fit the fraction!