Comparing Fractions Word Problems | Comparing Fractions - Error Analysis

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  1. If you're looking for a fun and engaging way to help your 3rd-grade students practice math skills in your elementary classroom, then these 3rd-grade Error Analysis Task Cards are perfect! Students will use error analysis to solve problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractio
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These Comparing Fractions Word Problems will bring a high level of rigor to your math classroom! Students will solve word problems that will challenge them to compare fractions using error analysis. Using bar models and number lines, students will look for and prove their reasoning through written explanations.

These task cards can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom: math centers, small group instruction, whole class activities, and Scoot games. These cards are sure to engage your students in some rigorous fraction fun!

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36 Comparing Fraction Word Problems Task Cards: Extend your student’s understanding of fraction comparisons with these task cards that are perfect for math centers or rotations. 

Comparing Fraction Math Error Analysis Worksheets: Students draw math models to find the error, then write to explain their thinking and prove their answers. 

Comparing Fraction Word Problems Challenge a Classmate Worksheet: Extend this fraction word problem practice with this fun collaborative activity for partners!

Scoot Recording Sheet: Use these task cards for a game of Scoot! This recording sheet keeps students organized as they play.

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How can you use this Comparing Fractions Word Problems Activities resource?

✔ Whole Group Instruction: Model this error analysis activity for your students. Teaching your students how to use error analysis will deepen their math understanding in a big way!

Small Group Instruction: These comparing fraction word problem task cards are very effective as a small group resource. You can model, then support students in this task. Adding the writing element to this task helps you see how your students are thinking and how they are solving problems.

Math Centers: This error analysis place value activity is a rigorous practice perfect for math centers or rotations.  Students are more engaged when math tasks are fun and challenging.

Formative Assessment or Exit Tickets: Want to know if your students have mastered fraction comparisons? These task cards are an effective formative assessment. Use a quick exit ticket to get a snapshot of how your class comprehends fraction word problems.

Partner Work: Students will be engaged and stay on task when working together on the Challenge a Classmate Activity! They love the challenge, plus it’s more fun when they work together! 

Bellwork or Bellringers: Use these Comparing Fraction Word Problems task cards as a bellringer, and your students will become experts at fractions!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Represent a fraction 1/𝘣 on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into 𝘣 equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/𝘣 and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/𝘣 on the number line.
Represent a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 on a number line diagram by marking off 𝘢 lengths 1/𝘣 from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size 𝘢/𝘣 and that its endpoint locates the number 𝘢/𝘣 on the number line.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.


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