Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Winter Progress Monitoring and Instructional Strategies for 3.NF.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 a quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

Progress Monitor:  Given an area model, student can partition into a given amount.  Student can identify a half, thirds, or fourths.

Instructional Strategies:

  • VandeWall, p. 136 Activity 5.1 and 5.2 of of Teaching Students Mathematics Grades 3-5
  • Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Library Grade 3, available through AEA media:  431927, Give Me Half!
  • Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Library Grade 2, available through AEA media:  431927,Pizza Pizzazz!
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