Study Jams! Compare Fractions & Mixed Numbers

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Follow along with RJ from the Study Jams! crew as he walks step-by-step through the process for comparing fractions with unlike denominators. Starting with finding the least common denominator, the presentation goes on to demonstrate how the common denominator is used to find and compare equivalent fractions. The comparison of mixed numbers is also explained, though an additional example may be needed to clarify this process for all learners. After viewing the presentation, two guided practice problems reinforce student learning before they attempt the short Test Yourself assessment. Supplement this resource as either an in-class or homework assignment following a lesson on comparing fractions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Test Yourself assessment includes a variety of questions involving the comparison of fractions and mixed numbers
  • Clearly models the process for finding equivalent fractions
  • Slide show presentation and Try It! practice problems are printable
Cons

  • Requires an explanation for why multiplying the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same number creates an equivalent fraction
  • Assumes prior experience using the greater thanless than, and equal signs
Common Core