Understanding Fractions as Part of a Whole
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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 Interpret unit fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 as quantities formed when a whole is partitioned into equal parts;
 Explain that a unit fraction is one of those parts.
 Represent and identify unit fractions using area and length models.
 Using an area model, explain that the numerator of a fraction represents the number of equal parts of the unit fraction.
 Using a number line, explain that the numerator of a fraction represents the number of lengths of the unit fraction from 0.
 Composing and decomposing fractions into equivalent fractions using related fractions: halves, fourths and eighths; thirds and sixths.
 Explaining that a fraction with the same numerator and denominator equals one whole.
 Expressing whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.
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