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Simplify the fraction and express in lowest terms when required.

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The purple rod represents ^{4}⁄_{6 } or ^{2}⁄_{3 }of the dark-green rod.

The light-green rod represents ^{3}⁄_{8 } of the brown rod.

The purple rod represents ^{4}⁄_{8 } or ^{1}⁄_{2 }of the brown rod.

The red rod represents ^{2}⁄_{6 } or ^{1}⁄_{3 }of the dark-green rod.

The red rod represents ^{2}⁄_{4 } or ^{1}⁄_{2 }of the purple rod.

The yellow rod represents ^{5}⁄_{8 } of the brown rod.

The light-green rod represents ^{3}⁄_{6 } or ^{1}⁄_{2 } of the dark-green rod.

The dark-green rod represents ^{6}⁄_{8 } or ^{3}⁄_{4 } of the brown rod.

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The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (3NF03) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Fractions Worksheet shown above.

*Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.*

*Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.**Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.**Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.**Examples: Express 3 in the form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram.**Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.*

Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

*Develop understanding of fractions as numbers*

- How to Help with fractions (From Example/Guidance)
- Showing Fractions on a Number Line (From Example/Guidance)
- Printable Fraction Cards (10 pages) (From Flashcard)
- Fraction Domino Cards (matching words, fractions, and images) (From Activity)
- Number Line in Thirds (0 to 3) (From Number line)
- Fractions Number Line/ Bar (Stacked Fraction Bar with halves to twelfths (From Number line)
- Fractions Number Line/ Bar (Stacked Fraction Bar with halves to sixteenths) (From Number line)
- Blank Fraction Lines - Halves to Twelfths (9 Pages) (From Number line)
- Blank - Halves & Thirds Spanning Three Whole Numbers (From Number line)
- Blank - Fourths & Fifths Spanning Three Whole Numbers (From Number line)
- Blank - Sixths & Eighths Spanning Three Whole Numbers (From Number line)
- Blank - Halves, Thirds, Fourths. Fifths, Sixths (From Number line)
- Blank - Sixths, Sevenths, Eighths, Ninths, Elevenths, Twelfths (From Number line)
- Blank: Sixteenths (From Number line)
- Blank - Marked in 1s (with option of 1 to 8 lines/ page) (From Number line)
- Blank - Marked at the Halves (with option of 1 to 8 lines/ page) (From Number line)
- Blank - Marked at the Fifths (with option of 1 to 8 lines/ page) (From Number line)
- Blank - Marked at the Tenths (with option of 1 to 8 lines/ page) (From Number line)
- Blank Line with 3 Marks (marks at start, mid-point, and end) (From Number line)
- Eighths (From Chart)
- Fourths & Fifths (From Chart)
- Sixths (From Chart)
- Tenths (From Chart)
- Half & thirds (From Chart)
- Identifying Fractions e.g. What fraction is shaded? (From Worksheet)
- Writing Fractions e.g. 2/ 5, two fifths (From Worksheet)
- Identifying Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods (1 of 2) (From Worksheet)
- Identifying Fractions (1 of 6) - with half, thirds, fourths, and fifths (From Worksheet)