Third grade math lessons are very interesting as they provide more opportunity for games and practice skills. Math concepts are being reinforced at this stage and one of them is "Understanding Fractions."

Here is one activity which you can share to students:

1. Begin with a report on Fractions. A fraction is composed of a numerator and a denominator. Explain what an improper fraction is. It means a fraction with a numerator greater than the denominator.

This is one of the concepts being tackled in a third grade math lesson. This will have to be changed into a mixed number. One cannot eat 9 slices of pizza from a box of 8 slices, right?

2. Teach them how to convert an improper fraction to a mixed fraction. Let us take 8/3 as an example. This is an improper fraction because the numerator 8 is greater that the denominator which is 2.

Converting it into a mixed number will give you 2 & 2/3 as the answer. Review them about this concept and ask if they have fully understood the topic.

3. Prepare for the activity by drawing three columns on a piece of paper namely; Proper Fractions, Improper Fractions, and the last column Mixed Number. Divide the class into two teams.

4. Play the game. Start rolling the dice and write down the first number as the numerator. The next number to come out will be the denominator.

5. Mixed Number conversion. If an improper comes out, then change it into a mix number. The other team does the same continues and whoever has the highest number of mixed numbers win the round. Do this for ten rounds.

This activity and other interactive math lessons are fun. It reinforces the concept of a third grade math lesson on Fractions. You can create more games similar to this.

Use these math lesson tips to allow the students to be engaged and be more participative. Being involved in class activities such as this allows an interactive way of learning.

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