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[MA2019] (4) 14 :

14. Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators using concrete models, benchmarks (0, ½, 1), common denominators, and/or common numerators, recording the comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justifying the conclusions.

a. Explain that comparison of two fractions is valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

Students will work in groups to create cards using templates. Each card will have a model of the fraction, mixed number, or improper fraction. After making the cards, students will answer questions during a whole-class discussion to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators using visual models or benchmarks.

*This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.*

14. Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators using concrete models, benchmarks (0, ½, 1), common denominators, and/or common numerators, recording the comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justifying the conclusions.

a. Explain that comparison of two fractions is valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

Students will work in groups to put fraction cards on a number line. They will need to use strategies based on fraction models and benchmarks to determine the proper placement. This can be done as a race between groups.

*This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.*

14. Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators using concrete models, benchmarks (0, ½, 1), common denominators, and/or common numerators, recording the comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justifying the conclusions.

a. Explain that comparison of two fractions is valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

Students will use fraction cards to play a version of the card game “War.” They will compare fractions using models and benchmarks. The students will have to justify their answers in order to win the match.

*This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.*

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to compare fractions and mixed numbers. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout with practice problems can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.

In this interactive activity, students will be led through steps to find the least common multiple of two numbers which will help students add, subtract, and compare fractions. There are teaching activities as well as practice activities available. A handout that reviews the strategies taught during the interactive can be printed. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short quiz to assess their understanding.