Yesterday we learnt what a fraction is > an equal part of a whole. We also discussed numerators and denominators.

Today we are going to start comparing fractions. When we compare fractions, they can be larger, smaller or equivalent.

What does equivalent mean?

Below are two images of fractions, which show fractions that have different numerators and denominators can be larger, smaller or equivalent when compared to other fractions.

Use the images to complete the tasks below. Complete the tasks in your book and ensure you are numbering each task.

1. Use the first image to find:

a) 5 equivalent fraction pairs

b) 5 fractions that are larger than 1/4

c) 5 fractions that are smaller than 2/3

2. Use the second image to find:

a) 3 fractions that all equivalent to each other

b) The largest fraction

c) The smallest fraction

During our reflection today, you are going to write down what you think equivalent means and at least one thing you have learnt about comparing fractions.