Compare Fractions


In this fraction worksheet, 5th graders study the given fractions and compare the numbers using a greater than or less than sign. Students solve 15 problems.

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Listing Fractions in Increasing Size

Increase the depth of your class's fractional number sense with this number-ordering activity. Given four fractions, each with different numerators and denominators, young learners are asked to place them in order from smallest to largest. This challenging task encourages students to choose from three strategies for comparing fractions; using common denominators, common numerators, and benchmark fractions. Solutions will vary, so allow for a class discussion in which different approaches to solving the problem are shared.

Compare and Order Decimals Less than One

In this comparing and ordering decimals less than one instructional activity, students problem solve. In this fill in the blank and short answer instructional activity, students write answers to seventeen problems.

Hershey Bar Equivalent Fractions

Fourth and fifth graders explain how to use equivalent fractions. They recognize which fractions are equivalent. Pupils find equivalent fractions. 

Comparing Fractions

Learners compare three sets of fractions using the greater than, less than, and equal signs. To justify their answers, a drawing is also required that illustrates their reasoning. Including fractions with like and unlike denominators, as well as like and unlike numerators, this activity provides a brief, but well-rounded practice comparing fractions. Great for 3rd graders developing their sense of fractions, or 4th and 5th graders in need of a quick review. As added support, consider reviewing different ways of modeling fractions prior to implementing the activity. Follow-up with a short discussion highlighting the different methods learners used.

Identifying Proper Fractions/Improper Fractions/Mixed Form

Students identify proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed fractions, and more using fraction pictures and numbers. In this fractions lesson plan, students solve problems and draw fractions.

Compare Fractions

In this comparing fractions worksheet, students compare pairs of fractions with like and unlike denominators. Students solve twenty problems.

Adding Fractions

Fractions can be tricky, so be sure any independent practice worksheets you assign guide scholars through steps like this one. There are two examples showing mathematicians how to add fractions and reduce the answer to simplest terms. Each of these 33 equations has like denominators, so scholars simply add the numerators across and simplify. The first six have denominators already written into the answer. Any sums requiring simplifying prompt scholars to continue working by providing an additional space. This is an excellent approach to worry-free fraction addition.

How Do You Figure Out Which of Two Fractions is Bigger?

Trying to decide which method to use to compare the value of two fractions? You could find a common denominator, you could turn them into decimals, or you could cross multiply. Let's cross multiply because we like to multiply more than we like to divide. Try it!

Use a Number Line to Generate Equivalent Fractions

Add to the toolbox of young mathematicians by teaching them to compare fractions using number lines. The final video in this series models the process for labeling and comparing fractions on number lines with multiple supporting examples. Following the lesson, a separate Guided Practice video provides learners with an opportunity to apply this new strategy by solving two additional questions. As added support, consider providing students with copies of blank number lines to use when determining equivalent fractions. A great resource for whole group instruction or to include as an independent learning activity during a lesson series on comparing fractions.

Recognizing Equivalent Fractions

If you're working on a fraction unit, this resource could be a great way to assess student learning or to extend your lesson on equivalent fractions. Once they have filled in the missing number in each pair of fractions, youngsters work on making an entire row of six fractions equal to each other. This resource connects to both third and fourth grade Common Core standards.

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