When students really understand the relative size of fractions, they can compare and order fractions WITHOUT changing them all to decimals, percents, or fractions with equal denominators. This activity will allow students to practice Comparing and Ordering fractions using informal strategies such as…
Same Numerator (Different Denominator)
Same Denominator (Different Numerator)
Residual (How far is each piece away from one)
Students who have experience working with fraction circles, number lines, or other fraction manipulatives will usually have a better grasp of the relative size of fractions.
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