Who doesn’t like candy? Many types of candy come in several different colors or flavors. These different pieces are individual parts, but together they make the whole package (think Skittles, M&M’s, or Dots). In this lesson, students will receive an introduction to fractions by identifying what portion of their bag of Smartie’s is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, mauve, pink, and brown.

Learning Objectives

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1 (Develop understanding of fractions as numbers)

  • 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


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