Comparing Fractions

Hey Guys!

Today our teacher showed us how to Compare fractions. There are 4 strategies Equal Denominator, Benchmark of 1, Equal numerator, Missing piece and Benchmark of half.   My favourite strategy out of all 5 is the missing piece because I like how it is a little simple. We did a worksheet showing how well do we know the strategies. Here is the picture! 

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Here is some strategies!

Strategy Name Explanation Example
Equal Denominator An Equal Denominator is when the bottom number is all the same so I look at the numerator and see which is the biggest 3/5     2/5      4/5

    Smallest   Largest

Benchmark of 1 There are different denominators and we look to see which fraction is more less, or equal to 1 4/6       3/2      6/6     

Smallest Largest  x

Equal Numerator The numerators are all the same but we look and see which denominator is largest 3/4       3/7      3/6

Largest  Smallest

Missing Piece Fractions are all missing one piece.  The larger the denominator is then the larger the fraction is because you lose less. 8/9   1/2     19/20

  Biggest  Smallest

Benchmark of half There are different denominators and we look to see which fraction is more less, or equal to half 3/8   4/5    2/4

Less   More   Equal