What Fraction of this Shape is Red?
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
3 
Grade 3 
G 
Geometry 
A 
Reason with shapes and their attributes 
2 
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape. 
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Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
3 
Grade 3 
NF 
Numbers & OperationsFractions 
A 
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers 
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. Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, 8. 
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Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
3 
3rd Grade 
NF 
Number and Operations–Fractions 
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. 
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Teaching PracticeFormative Assessment: Understanding FractionsGrades 34 / Math / FractionsMath.3.NF.A.1 / Math.Practice.MP1 / Math.Practice.MP2
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Multiplying Whole Numbers & FractionsGrades 35 / Math / ReasoningMath.4.NF.B.4b / Math.Practice.MP2 / Math.Practice.MP3
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreSubtraction as a Confidence BuilderGrades 35 / Math / Multiple MethodsMath.3.NBT.A.2
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)A Passion for FractionsGrades 35 / Math / ReasoningMath.5.NF.B.4b / Math.Practice.MP2 / Math.Practice.MP3
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreUnderstanding Fractions through RealWorld TasksGrade 3 / Math / ModelingMath.3.NF.A.1 / Math.3.NF.A.2a / Math.Practice.MP4
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Lesson Idea  Common CorePreparation for Fraction MultiplicationGrades 35 / Math / ScaffoldingMath.5.NF.B.4 / Math.5.NF.B.6
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Reasoning About Multiplication & DivisionGrades 35 / Math / StrategiesMath.3.OA.B.5
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Planning/CollaborationReflecting on Teaching & Learning About FractionsGrades 35 / Math / Teacher CollaborationMath.5.NF.B.4 / Math.5.NF.B.6
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 Lesson Objective
 Students explore part and whole by creating pattern block designs
 Length
 5 min
 Questions to Consider
 How does using pattern blocks of multiple shapes push students thinking about partitioning into equal parts?
 Why does Mr. D have students explain their work geometrically, verbally, and in writing?
 How could Mr. D extend this lesson to develop students thinking around adding and subtracting fractions or decomposition of fractions?
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Teacher & School Info
 School Details
 San Carlos Charter Learning Center San Carlos, CA
 Population
 352 students
 District Spending
 $10,284
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