The standard 3.NF.A.3 asks students to understand fractions as numbers. Students should be able to explain how fractions are equivalent and compare fractions by thinking about their size. This includes:
Finally, when working with fractions students should also be able to record the results of their comparisons with the greater than (>) equal (=) or less than (<) symbol and explain their reasoning.
A great way for students to practice these skills is to play a game of war with fractions! All they need is a deck of cards and a pencil. Click "Read More" to get the step by step instructions and tips and tricks: