Fractions
Third grade is the first year where students really dive into fractions. You'll learn what they are, what they can represent, and how to compare them. This sets an important foundation for the future study of fractions in fourth and fifth grade. Below are video lessons and other resources to help with your study of fractions.
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Fraction Songs

"FROZEN FRACTIONS  HERE I GO"
So many kids (and adults, too!) think fractions are scary or stressful, but with the right tools and knowledge there's nothing to fear! This fun, motivational song presented by Nook Lane Junior School in South Yorkshire, England, will help you to remember to "work hard, take it day by day... Bring it on! Fractions never bothered us anyway!"


"FRACTIONS DOWN ON THE FARM"
Sing along to this catchy little song about fractions down on a farm! In this song, you'll see fractions being used and represented by visuals. Can you make up your own verse to this song using a different unit fraction? Give it a try!


"EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS SONG"
"Equivalent fractions is the name for fractions whose values are the same!"
Sing along as you explore the meaning of equivalent fractions. Can you make up your own verse to this song using a different set of equivalent fractions? 
Video Lessons
INTRODUCTION TO FRACTIONS
A quick video from Math Antics that explains the basics of fractions in a fun, simple way. You'll want a scrap piece of paper or a white board to do some figuring while you watch!
Questions:  What is a fraction?  What can we use fractions to represent? 

PARTITIONING SHAPES IN DIFFERENT WAYS
This Learn Zillion video will teach you how to represent fractions in different ways by partitioning a whole into different but equal parts.
Question: How many ways could you share the same candy bar with 8 friends? Draw rectangles and partition them in different but equal ways to show how you could share the candy bar with 8 people. 

REPRESENTING WHOLE NUMBERS AS FRACTIONS
In this video, you will learn the parts of a fraction, the special job each part has, and how to represent whole numbers as fractions. Be sure to have a scrap piece of paper or a white board ready so you can practice along with the video! Remember to pause, rewind, and rewatch as many times as needed.
Questions:  What are the parts of a fraction?  Explain how to write the whole number 7 as a fraction. 

WHOLE NUMBERS AS FRACTIONS  Part 2!
This video extends what was previously learned in "Representing Whole Numbers as Fractions." In this video, you will learn how to express whole numbers as fractions when each whole is partitioned into more than one equal part. You will also learn strategies to check your work for accuracy.
Questions:  Express 4 in two different ways; draw a model for each.  Explain the steps to write a whole number as a fraction. 

FROM FRACTIONS TO WHOLE NUMBERS
This video continues to build off what was learned in Parts 1 and 2 of our Whole Numbers as Fractions videos. Using what you've learned about numerators and denominators, you'll be given fractions and walked through the steps to determine their equivalent whole numbers using models.
Question: Pretend you're teaching a new student how to find the equivalent whole number of a fraction. Explain the steps you would take to find the equivalent whole number for 16/4. 

WRITE FRACTIONS OF SETS
In this Learn Zillion lesson, you'll learn how to write fractions by looking at a set (or group) of objects & splitting it into equal parts.
Question: Find a small collection of toys, stickers, or something else. Make sure you have a variety of objects in the collection. Write fractions based on the set in front of you. (For example, if I have 8 legos and 3 of them are yellow, I could say 3/8 of the legos are yellow.) 

PLACE FRACTIONS ON A NUMBER LINE
This video, brought you by Learn Zillion, illustrates how fractions can be found on a number line, and how you can locate and mark fractions on a number line. This video focuses on fractions less than one. Grab a white board or a scrap piece of paper and draw along with the presenter.
Questions:  What does the denominator tell us?  Draw a number line and mark 3/4.  Explain the steps you took to mark 3/4 on the number line. 

FRACTIONS ON A NUMBER LINE
A colorful, easytofollow video that models how to draw number lines with fractions between 0 and 1.
Question: Choose a fraction less than one and list the steps you'd teach a new student take to mark that fraction on a number line. Use words like first, next, then, finally, etc. 

Other Resources
Khan Academy  Introduction to Fractions
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. This particular Khan Academy unit deals with introductory fraction concepts such as the parts of a fraction, partitioning wholes into fractional parts, identifying fractions, fractions on a number line, and more! Basically everything we will practice during our fractions unit is discussed in some way... Check it out!
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. This particular Khan Academy unit deals with introductory fraction concepts such as the parts of a fraction, partitioning wholes into fractional parts, identifying fractions, fractions on a number line, and more! Basically everything we will practice during our fractions unit is discussed in some way... Check it out!