North Carolina Standard Course of Study
NC.3.NF. Number and Operations – Fractions
Understand fractions as numbers.
NC.3.NF.1. Interpret unit fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 as quantities formed when a whole is partitioned into equal parts;
NC.3.NF.1.a. Explain that a unit fraction is one of those parts.
NC.3.NF.1.b. Represent and identify unit fractions using area and length models.
NC.3.NF.2. Interpret fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using area and length models.
NC.3.NF.2.a. Using an area model, explain that the numerator of a fraction represents the number of equal parts of the unit fraction.
NC.3.NF.3. Represent equivalent fractions with area and length models by:
NC.3.NF.3.b. Explaining that a fraction with the same numerator and denominator equals one whole.
NC.3.NF.3.c. Expressing whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.