__2nd/3rd Grade Beginning Understanding__

- Beginning Fractions (Link) - For the learner just being introduced to fractions, this site is an excellent resource. It contain a very basic explanation of what a fraction is and a game for students to practice naming the fraction presented. The game can also be manipulated to have a time limit, to award time for each correct answer, and to time how fast students can get 20 more answers right than wrong. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Introduction to Fractions for Primary Students (Link) - This sequence of four lessons is designed to guide young children through an introduction to fractions. Students learn to recognize parts of a whole, divide a whole into equal parts, and represent simple fractions such as 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Pizza Fractions (Link) - The classroom poster helps students understand fractions as parts of a whole by illustrating pizzas and fractions of pizzas. These eight images show a whole pizza, a pizza cut in half and in quarters with various pieces removed. It is an excellent visual to present students as they dive into more complex understanding of fractions so they may relate back to the basics. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Comparing Fractions with Lines (Link) - In this activity, students learn to compare fractions to understand which is larger or smaller by drawing or visualizing the two fractions represented on a line, as presented in the instructions. Students then determine which is larger and enter the appropriate <, >, or = sign to complete the statement. Once they have selected the correct answer, the solution is revealed with the fractions represented with common denominators. Each solution can be more thoroughly explained by clicking the "Explain" button. The student's score and percentage correct is tallied, and a report of that score can be printed from this page. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Equivalent fractions finder (Link) - Users are shown a fraction displayed in an area model and on a number line. They must visually represent two unique fractions that are equivalent to the given fraction. The fractional value is shown on a number line after they check to see if their fraction is correct.
- Equivalent Fraction Pointer (Link) - This interactive Java applet helps users explore equivalent fractions through partitioning circles and squares. The applet provides a random fraction and the user creates one or two equivalent representations of that fraction by partitioning and coloring a square (or circle). The applet also plots the fraction on a number line and points from the shape to the number line displaying its equivalent value while the fraction is being built. Options include choice of circles or squares, one or two equivalent fractions, and a scoring feature allows users to keep track of the number correct. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Fraction Tutorial (Link) - This site provides an introduction to fractions, including the concept of equivalency, and shows how to reduce, decompose, multiply, divide, add, and subtract them. Illustrations cover all these concepts, beginning with the idea of fractions as parts of a whole, continuing through equivalency, addition and subtraction with like denominators, and finishing with multiplication of mixed numbers. Practice exercises are offered at all levels. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Getting to Know You (Link) - In this activity, learners will create a survey with yes or no questions to find out what the group has in common. They will explore data and fractions as they learn about each other. With the group, brainstorm several yes-or-no questions, for instance: Do you have a pet? Do you take the bus to school? Do you speak Spanish at home? Once everyone has recorded their answers, learners look for something that about half the group has in common, and something most people have in common. Available as a web page and downloadable PDF. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers (Link) - Reinforces skills associated with multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Double or More (Link) - Choose a recipe to double (or triple, quadruple, or halve). Show everyone the recipe and engage them in figuring out: How much will we need to increase the recipe to feed everyone? Once the group has decided how to alter the recipe, assign each pair an ingredient to increase and measure out. As learners figure out how to double, halve, or triple those amounts in order for the recipe to stay in proportion, they explore fractions, multiplication, and addition. Try this with food, a “recipe” for combining paints to yield certain colors, or a play dough recipe. Available as a web page, downloadable pdf, and in Spanish. Retrieved from the NSDL.
- Making Fraction Strips (Length Model) (Link) - See pages 5 through 6 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Parts of a Fraction (Link) - See pages 6 through 7 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- What is the Whole? (Link) - See pages 7 through 9 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Non unit Fractions (Link) - See pages 9 through 12 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Representing Fractions (Link) - See pages 12 through 13 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- More Representations (Link) - See pages 14 through 17 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Exploring with Pattern Blocks (Link) - See pages 17 through 19 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Only One (Link) - See pages 19 through 20 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Equivalent Fraction Activities (Link) - See pages 20 through 22 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Put in Order (Link) - See pages 23 through 32 for a lesson relating to this standard from South Carolina Leaders of Mathematics Education.
- Visual Fractions (Link) - An on-line tutorial that offers instruction and practice in identifying fractions. All examples are pictured with number lines.
- Fraction Circles (Link) - Use circles to determine the correct fraction
- Fraction Model Blackline Masters (Link) - Blackline masters of number lines, models, etc

4th Grade/ 5th Grade

4th Grade/ 5th Grade

Single Fraction Pointer (Link) - This interactive Java applet helps users explore fractions through partitioning circles and squares. The applet provides a random fraction and the user creates a representation of that fraction by partitioning and coloring a circle or a square. The applet also plots the fraction on a number line and points from the shape to the number line displaying its equivalent value as the fraction is being built. An optional scoring feature allows users to keep track of the number correct. Retrieved from NSDL.

5th Grade

5th Grade

Single Fraction Pointer (Link) - This interactive Java applet helps users explore fractions through partitioning circles and squares. The applet provides a random fraction and the user creates a representation of that fraction by partitioning and coloring a circle or a square. The applet also plots the fraction on a number line and points from the shape to the number line displaying its equivalent value as the fraction is being built. An optional scoring feature allows users to keep track of the number correct.

6th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

7th Grade