Comparing Fractions

This Comparing Fractions activity & project also includes:

Three heads are better than one. After reading a conversation between three friends about how to compare fractions, scholars analyze and discuss each presented strategy. These include using unit fractions, using benchmark fractions, determining how close each fraction is to one, and working with common denominators.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge the class to find different ways of comparing fractions while working on the task
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have experience with benchmark fractions
  • Knowledge of unit fractions is necessary

  • Provides commentary on the mathematics for instructors
  • Lists some discussion prompts to use with the class

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