Comparing Fractions

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.

18 thoughts on “Comparing Fractions

  1. Equivalent fractions are equal to the number like a half and two fourths it is the same as the number you already have.

  2. I think equivalent means the same like 1-4 is the same as 2-8.I learnt that there was a Patton to the fractions there’s a link to mutiplication.

  3. An equivalent fraction is wen you have 1/2 and 2/4 t is equal becos if you cut a cake into 2/2 and then cut 1/2 into 2/4 you can see that 1/2 and 2/4 is the same thing. I learnt the proper less than more than sine.

  4. I think equivalent fractions means that there is two fractions are the same like 2/4=2/4
    I learnt that equivalent fractions have to have any denominator or numerator it just has to match what it looks like.

  5. I think equivalent means equal thing like half of the same thing I learnt in the game the denominator is one number but the numerator is one number but called a fraction.

    1. Equivalent means that the fractions are the same and that if they are not the same they are not equivalent .
      Eq.1/2 is the same as 2/4 and also 6/8 is the same as 3/4.

      I learnt that Equivalent mean that they are the same.

  6. Equivalent fractions are the fraction might be set out different but they are the same ex: 1/2-2/4.
    A fraction is something making it a half

  7. An equivalent fraction means fractions that are the same but have different fractions. For example 1/2 and 2/4.
    I learnt that even though fractions have a larger denominator they can be smaller like 1/16.

  8. I learnt that even though a fractions’ denominator is bigger, it could still be a very small fraction. All fractions MUST be equivalent. Fractions can be found any where. To make a half, it must be exactly symmetrical.

  9. I know that equivaient means 1/2 and 2/4 it has two different fractions but they are the same. I learnt some fractions are the same with out the same denominator or the numerator.

  10. I have learnt that there is a lot more fractions that there dominators can be smaller then the other one and can still be the bigger fraction.

  11. I think that equivalent fraction means that it’s the same as another fraction
    A fraction that is equivalent is 1/4=2/8, 2/8=4/16
    Fractions that have different denominators are still the same just has a different numerator.

  12. I think a equivalent fraction is we’re they are the same. I leaned that the denominator can be bigger but it could be a small fraction.

  13. 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.

    I think that equivalent means that all the parts have to be equal.
    The denominator can be smaller then the numerator and it can be bigger then the numerator.

  14. During our reflection today, you are going to write down what you think equivalent means. I think equivalent means the exactly the same, it’s all equal so no halves, quarters etc. None are bigger/larger than the other side of the fraction.

    One thing you have learnt about comparing fractions. I learnt the fraction can have a large denominator and can still be a small fraction.

    Mahnee

  15. The same thing = equivalent
    A denominator is the whole split in ‘how many’ pieces and the numerator is the fraction

  16. I think all fractions have to be equal.
    If a fraction is not equal it is not a fraction.
    All fractions must make sence.
    All fractions have a denominator and a numerator, I am pretty sure the denominator is on the top and the numerator is on the bottom?

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