Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. For example, express 3 in the form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram.
Number and Operations—Fractions
- Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. Denominators are limited to 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 in third grade.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.