(Numbers and Operations > Relationships Among Numbers > Comparing and Ordering Numbers)

Students everywhere struggle with fractions. The abstraction of this concept can be causing this confusion. Comparing Fractions with like Denominators or Like Numerators attempts to eliminate this confusion by providing students with visual and interactive representations of fractions.

Students will shade in fraction bars to visually represent different fractions and then compare them. They will explore the relationship between fractions with the same numerators and with the same denominators. Their understanding of this relationship will be assessed as they drag and drop different words into a short paragraph that describes this relationship.

The first 6 pages of this document provide visual representation of the fractions that the students are asked to compare. The concluding pages of this document ask students to apply their knowledge by comparing fractions without the visual representation.

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