Understand and Use Fractions

This Understand and Use Fractions assessment also includes:

Prompt third graders to understand and use fractions with a complete performance task. As they look at colored stripes on different country flags, learners determine the fractional amount each stripe represents in the flag as a whole. Some flags have three stripes, while another has six.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the student rubric with the class before handing out the packet
  • Allow pupils the option to color the stripes on the flags the corresponding color in order to make better sense of the fractional parts
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide fractions strips to assist class members
  • Assumes pupils understand fractional parts and their relation to a whole (numerators and denominators)
Pros

  • The 18-page packet includes the performance task, a teacher guide, answer key, and scoring rubrics
  • Can be used as a formative assessment or as practice 
  • Allows for the ability to monitor student progress and then work on those skills with the children that need additional support
  • The ability to identify the part to whole in each flag is crucial in demonstrating mastery of the standard
Cons

  • None
Common Core