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Exploring Fractions

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Supporting grades: 3

Description: In using these units, it is important to consider the variability of learners in your class and make adaptations as necessary. This unit contains 8 lessons and 2 Curriculum Embedded performance assessments. The focus of the unit is developing an understanding of fractions, especially fractions with numerators of 1 (unit fractions). This is Critical Area 2 in the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Frameworks for grade 3. The standards addressed are 3.NF.1, 3.NF.2, and 3.G.2. The unit uses visual fraction models to represent fractions on a number line and word problems that connect fractions to real-world applications.

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