**Alaska Content and Performance Education Standards**. Fractions that are equivalent to ½ are fractions that have different denominators than ½, but still show half. Fractions that are equivalent to ½ can be simplified to ½. Fractions equivalent to ½ have an even number as their denominator. Read More...

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AK.3.NF. Number and Operations –Fractions

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

3.NF.1. Understand a fraction 1/b (e.g., 1/4) as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b (e.g., 4) equal parts; understand a fraction a/b (e.g., 2/4) as the quantity formed by a (e.g., 2) parts of size 1/b. (e.g., 1/4)

3.NF.3. Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

3.NF.3.c. Express and model whole numbers as fractions, and recognize and construct fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. For Example: 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.

3.NF.3.d. 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).

AK.3.G. Geometry

Reason with shapes and their attributes.

3.G.2. Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

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