The above lesson includes audio (so remember to switch on your speakers). Use the play/ pause button if you need to stop and start the lesson. This fraction lesson is number 1 of 6 and introduces fractions with an illustrated discussion on their use and on how they are written and spoken using numerators and denominators.

Related Fractions Lessons

Introducing Fractions

The Fractions Lesson explained above is aligned with the standard 3NF01 from the Common Core Standards For Mathematics (see the shortened extract below). The resources below are also aligned to this standard.

*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 the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b *

- Fraction Domino Cards (matching words, fractions, and images)

- Printable Fraction Cards (10 pages)

- Blank Line with 3 Marks (marks at start, mid-point, and end)

- Identifying Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods (1 of 2)
- Identifying Fractions (1 of 6) - with half, thirds, fourths, and fifths
- Identifying Fractions (2 of 6) - with fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths, and twelfths
- Identifying Fractions (3 of 6) - with twelfths, fifteenths, sixteenths, and twentieths
- Identifying Fractions (4 of 6) - requiring shading for half, thirds, fourths, fifths
- Identifying Fractions (5 of 6) - requiring shading for fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths, twelfths
- Identifying Fractions (6 of 6) - requiring shading for twelfths, fifteenths, sixteenths, twentieths
- Identifying Fractions e.g. What fraction is shaded?
- Writing Fractions e.g. 2/ 5, two fifths

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*

- Showing Fractions on a Number Line (From Example/Guidance)
- 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)
- Simplifying Fractions Worksheet Generator (From Worksheet)
- Identifying Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods (2 of 2) (with simplifying) (From Worksheet)