Fractions Students develop an understanding of what fractions are and how they can be used to name quantities. They learn that fractions are quantities that are equal parts of a whole whether the whole is a single object or a set of objects. Students work with 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/3, 2/4, and 3/4 of single objects such as blocks, rectangles, squares and flags. They work with 1/2, 1/3, and ¼ of sets of objects such as balloons, sandwiches and other objects shared among a group of people.
Benchmarks • Identify 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 of a region • Find 1/2 of a set of objects • Recognize that a fraction divides the whole into equal parts