# Comparing Fractions

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by ojoconno
Last updated 8 years ago

Discipline:
Math
Subject:
Fractions
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Comparing Fraction Action

Numerator = Part

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What does a fraction represent?

Denominator = Whole

Parts to a whole

= 3/4

Which is larger? 1/3 or 3/7 2/4 or 3/6 4/5 or 6/7

Use a picture

You have a green caterpillar that is 5/8 of an inch long and a yellow caterpillar that is 7/16 of an inch long. Which caterpillar is longer?

Use BenchmarksUse numbers like 1/2 or 1 to gauge how large a fraction is

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Emilie has 2/4 of a tank left in her gas tank. Kelsey has 2/8 of a tank left in her gas tank. Who has less gas?

Same NumeratorThe fraction with the larger denominator is the smaller fraction

Same DenominatorThe fraction with the larger numerator is the larger fraction

Dana has 5/8 of a tank left in her gas tank. Katie has 6/8 of a tank left in her gas tank. Who has more gas?

Butterfly Method and finding the common denominator

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Converting to decimals with a calculator

Patti lives 4/10 of a mile from the school and 3/8 of a mile from the grocery store. Which is she closer to?