# Recognizing Common Fractions - Lesson for Grade 3, Chapter - Making and Representing Fractions

In the "Recognizing Common Fractions" lesson, targeted at Grade 3 students, learners will embark on an explorative journey within the "Making and Representing Fractions" chapter, a crucial part of the "Foundations in Numbers and Fractions" unit. This lesson is designed to enhance students' understanding of basic fractions, a fundamental concept in mathematics that lays the groundwork for more complex arithmetic and real-world problem solving.

Through engaging activities such as the Fraction Quest Worksheet, students will learn to identify and create fractions in a variety of contexts, reinforcing their understanding of parts of a whole. The Fraction Matching Worksheet will challenge students to match visual representations of fractions with their numerical counterparts, enhancing their comprehension and retention. The Around the Globe Worksheet will introduce fractions in real-world scenarios, highlighting the practical applications of fractions in daily life. Additionally, the Recognizing Numerators and Denominators activity will delve into the structure of fractions, enabling students to distinguish between numerators and denominators—a skill pivotal for their math literacy.

Understanding common fractions is not only integral for academic success in mathematics but also essential for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Making and Representing Fractions
Unit: Foundations in Numbers and Fractions
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1st
3:00 min
Fraction Quest Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Fraction Matching Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Around the Globe Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Recognizing Numerators and Denominators
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Fraction Quest Worksheet

Our colorful and educative printable worksheet will help your young children get through any problems they might be facing with fractions in mathematics. There are four shapes in this coloring sheet. The first thing you should do is ask your child to identify each of the four shapes. After they have identified these shapes, ask them to identify the fraction that each shape represents, and check the correct answer from the options provided.

• ### Activity 2 / Fraction Matching Worksheet

With the knowledge of fractions, mathematics will be much easier for your young kindergartners to tackle. The first thing you must do is make sure they understand what numerators and denominators are, and how well they can identify them. Then, use this colorful worksheet to teach the kids more about fractions. There are five equations in this picture. Ask your students to trace a line to the correct visual representation of each fraction.

• ### Activity 3 / Around the Globe Worksheet

In this colorful and bright worksheet, your students will have to work with the globe, which. Do they know what a globe is? Tell your kids that a globe represents the entire mass of the Earth, showing where each continent and country is. Use this opportunity to teach them where the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Hemisphere are, and also the Equator and Prime Meridian. Then, help them circle the fraction that each shape drawn in the picture represents. Ask them to look at the shaded or colored sections.

• ### Activity 4 / Recognizing Numerators and Denominators - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify numerators and denominators.