Comparing Fractions

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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.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Clear and focused learning goals
  • Requires students to justify their answers
  • Good variety of questions
Cons

  • Short, only includes three problems