# Lesson 3

Fractions Round Table

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to consider statements about fractions that will help them solidify their understanding of fractions as numbers.

### Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students learned what fractions are and how to represent fractions with area diagrams, fraction strips, and on the number line. Students also compared fractions and recognized and generated equivalent fractions. In this lesson, students think about and discuss statements that address their understanding of important ideas about fractions.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 5, Section C in the curriculum materials.

• Engagement
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Activity 1: Fractions Round Table

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Generalize key ideas about fractions, such as what fractions mean, whole numbers as fractions, and fraction comparisons.

### Student Facing

• Let’s discuss fractions.

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 35 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

What was the best question you asked students today? Why would you consider it the best one based on what students said or did?