"This was so helpful. Cuts to the chase, yet meaningful and very appropriate for third graders. Thanks!" - Bow Tie Guy "My third graders loved these activities. We finished up this year with this unit. Thanks!" - Edward
math interactive notebook----rules and reasons. I would definitely alter this (they won't be taken home and I'm not sure if I want them to keep a table of contents this year since it is only the second time I've implemented it.
Fraction Butterfly Anchor Chart - cross multiply to find equivalent fractions to compare fractions or add & subtract fractions with different denominators. A visual reminder of the strategy for adding & subtracting fractions found in the CCSS 5.NF.A.1 (a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd). See http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/NF/A/1/. This is not intended to be taught on its own, but can serve as a reminder after the concepts that explain why this works have been taught.