One of the best ways to teach students about benchmarks with fractions is using a number line. Once students master the placements of these fractions, they can start working on adding fractions, subtracting and eventually can use multiplication and division with these. This hits areas with learners that are helpful.
Fractions...Fractions...Fractions...Fractions...Fractions!The Fun with Fractions Unit includes standards: 3.NF.1 and 3.NF.2 includes 59 pages of printables, plus reference and help sheets for students and parents. The introduction of fractions in third grade represents a big conceptual leap, so providing a strong foundation is essential for this very abstract concept.