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  Thursday, March 25, 2021

Fractions in 3rd grade

By Francis Carlier

Fractions are one of the most critical and abstract concepts for third-grade students to learn in order to be successful in Algebra and higher math.  Third-grade students are learning how to compare and represent equivalent fractions.  Games such as Cover and Uncover are fun ways to make fractions more exciting.  In order to help students develop a deeper understanding of fractions, we need to make something that is vague and abstract more concrete and tangible–and this is why fraction strips are fun tools to build a conceptual understanding of equivalent fractions.  Using games to engage students in this tactile experience also helps anchor other math concepts that we are learning in class.

Carrie Vo

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