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Use these 40 task cards to teach students four main methods for comparing and ordering fractions. The set includes 8 questions for each type of comparing method and 8 ordering fractions questions. Students are expected to identify the method of comparing they used to decide which of the fractions is largest. Comparing and Ordering task cards fit the 3rd and 4th grade common core standards and is great review for 5th graders.
4 Methods Used:
1. The numerators are the same.
2. The denominators are the same.
3. Use Fraction Benchmarks: Think about less than 1/2, equal to 1/2, greater than 1/2.
4. Find Common Denominators to compare.
4 Methods for Comparing Fractions
(Explanation pgs for smartboard/small group lessons):
Pg 8: 4 Methods for Comparing Fractions
Pg 9: * When numerators are the same
Pg 10: * When denominators are the same
Pg 11: * Using Fraction Benchmarks
Pg 12: * Find Common Denominators
Pg 13: Student Handout/Reminder for 4 Different Methods
Pg 15-16: * When numerators are the same
Pg 17-18: * When denominators are the same
Pg 19-20: * Using Fraction Benchmarks
Pg 21-22: * Find Common Denominators
Pg 23-24: Ordering 3 Fractions