Need high quality, No Prep 3rd Grade Fractions Activities? Students will enjoy drawing and writing about equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, fractions on a number line, and much more! You will love this set of 3rd Grade Fractions Journal Prompts that encourage deep thinking and help you collect data on student learning.
These journal prompts give students an opportunity to think deeply about concepts covered in the TEKS and to engage with all the process standards, such as explaining their thinking.
I absolutely love using math journals in the classroom! They are the perfect way to engage students in deep thinking and assess their understanding. Math journal prompts are naturally differentiated, as students are able to dive as deep into content as they are able to.
What’s Included in these 3rd Grade Fractions Journal Prompts:
- 26 Journal Prompts
- 11 Full page Journal Prompt Responses that can be used as examples at a math station.
- Teaching Tips for using the journal prompts
Great ways to use these 3rd Grade Fractions Journal Prompts:
- No-Prep Math Station
- Homework (that isn’t busy work)
- Guide a Small Group Lesson
- Tutoring Sessions
- Collect Qualitative Data for Parent-Teacher Conferences or PLC and RTI Meetings
3rd Grade Fractions Topics include:
- All games use fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 (to align with the 3rd grade math standards)
- Explaining Unit Fractions
- Representing Fractions in many ways
- Writing Fractions as the sum of Unit Fractions
- Naming Fractions of Sets
- Fractions on a Number Line
- Equivalent Fractions
- Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line
- Partitioning a Set of Objects into Fractional Fair Shares
- Comparing Fractions with the same Denominator
- Comparing Fractions with the same Numerator
- Comparing Fractions on a Number Line
3.3A: Represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using concrete objects and pictorial models, including strip diagrams and number lines.
3.3B: Determine the corresponding fraction greater than zero and less than or equal to one with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 given a specified point on a number line.
3.3C: Explain that the unit fraction 1/b represents the quantity formed by one part of a whole that has been partitioned into b equal parts where b is a non‐zero whole number.
3.3D: Compose and decompose a fraction a/b with a numerator greater than zero and less than or equal to b as a sum of parts 1/b.
3.3E: Solve problems involving partitioning an object or a set of objects among two or more recipients using pictorial representations of fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8.
3.3F: Represent equivalent fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 using a variety of objects and pictorial models, including number lines.
3.3G: Explain that two fractions are equivalent if and only if they are both represented by the same point on the number line or represent the same portion of a same-size whole for an area model.
3.3H: Compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models.
3.7A: Represent fractions of halves, fourths, and eighths as distances from zero on a number line.