Fractions Lesson Plans


Want to save time planning your fractions lessons and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Fractions Lesson Plans come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Fractions Lesson Plans (Math SOL 3.NS.3)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach fractions? Look no further! These Fractions Lesson Plans provide everything you need to teach identifying and comparing fractions with and without models! Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

10 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Represent, name, and write a given fraction (proper or improper) or mixed number using models.
  • Identify a fraction represented by a model as the sum of unit fractions.
  • Using a model of a fraction greater than one, count the fractional parts to name and write it as an improper fraction and as a mixed number.
  • Compose and decompose fractions (proper and improper) in multiple ways.
  • Compare a fraction, less than or equal to one, to the benchmarks of 0, 1/2, and 1.
  • Compare two fractions (proper or improper) and/or mixed numbers with like numerators using words and/or symbols.
  • Compare two fractions (proper or improper) and/or mixed numbers with like denominators using words and/or symbols.
  • Represent equivalent fractions using models.

**Denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 are used.**

What comes in these Fractions Lesson Plans?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 10 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 24 Worksheets
  • 12 Task Cards
  • 10 Exit Tickets
  • 8 Games
  • 7 Posters
  • 2 Quizzes
  • 1 Sort
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, the sort, the quiz, and the test within these Fractions Lesson Plans are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Fractions Lesson Plans were specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 3.NS.3 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to identifying and comparing fractions.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Fractions Lesson Plans require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning to identify and compare fractions as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate fractions to real-world scenarios.


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Looking for math lessons for the entire school year? This unit is included in my 3rd Grade Math Lessons Bundle at a discounted price.


Other Information:

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