Fun Fraction Facts!

I have created a fractions pretest for my third graders. This is to test their knowledge about fractions before we move onto more complex fraction practices.

I would ideally have all the students use a computer to take the pretest at the same time. I think this would be a fun and creative way to incorporate technology into the student’s math time. The students should be take this quiz relatively easily given that the google form is quite straight forward. However, this pretest would be an easy way for me to get a sense of how well my students understand the topic of fractions.

There are several standards that fit with this lesson. Which includes the following common core standards.

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.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 a parts of size 1/b.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B
    Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Hopefully, I would be using google classrooms, therefore the students will be comfortable with the google layout. I would also make other activities that include google doc/ google form for this unit on fractions. I think this is the best way to engage students and change it up from the usual worksheet.

After they take the quiz, we will review the questions that were commonly missed and then begin the lesson!

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2 Replies to “Fun Fraction Facts!”

  1. A well-designed lesson and write up. I especially like how you integrate shapes into the lesson. And the self-graded assessment serves as a useful pretext to better target instruction.

  2. I love this Kali! I really like how the quiz is based on the pictures. For kids who struggle to understand what I fraction is, I think this shows that a fraction is a part of a whole very well.

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