Comparing Fraction Relative Size

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Which is the larger amount? Two-fourths of 10 dollars, or one-fourth of 100 dollars? This type of question is the main focus of a instructional activity that has learners comparing fractions by their relative size. Each problem contains two fractions with common denominators, but requires young mathematicians to think about the size of each whole that is being compared.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the sheet to supplement measurement conversions with the added skill of comparing fractions
Classroom Considerations
  • Some of the word problems require knowledge of measurement conversions making it most suitable for a fourth or fifth grade math classroom
Pros
  • The 20-page packet comes with 10 versions of the worksheet along with their answer keys
  • Each sheet has 15 word problems for comparing fractions by relative size
Cons
  • None
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