Creating Fractions from Story Problems
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 3 Fractions - 3.NF.3
These worksheets help students read through word problems and identify when a fraction needs to be used to used within an operation. How to Recognize a Fraction in Math Word Problems?
In the early stages, it is difficult for the students to differentiate between word problems that involve fractions and the ones that don't. Certain signs and terminologies can help you identify which math word problems have fractions in them.
However, there are a few steps that you need to take to make sure you can identify fractions in word problems.
Step 1: Make sure you read the problem carefully
Step 2: Try to understand what the problem is asking for
Step 3: Think about the information you need to solve this problem
Step 4: Simplify the problem into a much more understandable manner
Step 5: Think about if the problem is making any sense to you
Step 6: Visualize the problem if possible
Let's try implementing these steps on an example There are 13 pieces of fruits in a basket, and out of those 13, 5 are apples. How can you represent that in a mathematical form? The total number of fruits will be the denominator and the portion signified goes in the numerator, i.e., 5/13 This type of fraction is called an irreducible fraction, which means that the problem cannot be solved any further.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Apple Fraction
Step-by-step Lesson- How many apples are on the floor versus
on the table.
- Guided Lesson
- We give you pictures to back up the word problems to help solve
- Guided Lesson
Explanation - The first one is a bit lengthy, just to make my
point. The others are spread out.
- Practice Worksheet
- These are simple problems, just to make sure that they read it
all the way through.
- Matching Worksheet
- A really nice mix of problems for you to ponder.
Everything here is in the form of a word problem.
- Homework 1- April was carrying 12 socks to the dryer. On the way to the dryer, she dropped 4 socks. What fraction of the socks does she still have?
- Homework 2- Josh had 9 cookies. He gave 3 cookies to his friend Michael. What fraction of the cookies does Josh have left?
I tried to make these problems really connect with kids. A baseball game and an animal shelter were a good start.
Math Skill Quizzes
We get back to the word problems for this order.
- Quiz 1- George had 6 bars of soap. He always took a bath with 2 bars of soap. What fraction of the soap was dry after George took a bath?
- Quiz 2- The airport was a very busy place this time of year. At the snack shack 3 people ordered coffee, 5 people ordered tea, and 7 people ordered water. What fraction of the people ordered tea?