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!
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 |