Common Core State Standards and Fractions. Conceptua Math is closely correlated to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Like the CCSS, our software focuses on the development of conceptual understanding, visual learning and step-by-step development of skills in problem solving.

## Alignment of Conceptua Math to the CCSS

The Common Core State Standards balance the need for students to develop both conceptual understanding and procedural skills. There is also an emphasis on the use of visual models by teachers to teach fractions and by students to show their understanding.

By progressing sequentially through our Big Ideas, your students will have meaningful experiences at each grade level that are closely aligned to the CCSS.

Grade 3: Develop an understanding of fractions as numbers.
• Big Idea 1
Grade 4: Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
• Big Idea 2
• Big Idea 3
• Big Idea 4
• Big Idea 5
Grade 5: Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
• Big Idea 6
• Big Idea 7

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply fractions.
• Big Idea 8

Grade 6: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
• Big Idea 9