# Understanding Fractions Assessment – Grade 3 and Grade 4

Understanding Fractions - Grade 3 and Grade 4 | Lesson 9 | 60 minutes

A 60 minute assessment designed to assess student learning.

## Preparation

##### Equipment

- Pencil
- Sharpener
- Ruler
- Eraser

## Assessment Plan

### Assessment Guidelines

- Students to remove all materials from their desks, except for those required for the assessment.
- Students to be seated in such a way that they cannot copy the work of other students.
- Students should not be allowed to speak once the assessment papers have been distributed.
- Students may ask questions but should not be given any assistance to complete tasks.
- Students must complete the assessment in the allocated time, as decided by the teacher.
- Teachers should frequently monitor students as they complete the assessment.

## Assessment Strategies

Suggested Assessment Strategies

- used strategic whole class or individual questioning
- observed student participation during learning activities
- recorded student progress on a checklist
- annotated student work samples
- collected and reviewed student work samples
- facilitated whole class or peer feedback sessions
- encouraged student self-reflection
- administered formal assessment tasks.

## Resources

#### Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 3 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations - Fractions > Develop understanding of fractions as numbers > **CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1**

Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

Grade 3 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations - Fractions > Develop understanding of fractions as numbers > **CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.2**

Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

Grade 3 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations - Fractions > Develop understanding of fractions as numbers > **CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3**

Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

Grade 4 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations - Fractions > Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering > **CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.2**

Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Grade 4 > Standards for Mathematical Practice > Number & Operations - Fractions > Build fractions from unit fractions > CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3 > **CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.A**

Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

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