Compare two fractions that have like numerators
Objectives
Student will be able to:
compare fractions with like numerators using models.
compare fractions with like numerators using a number line.
Exercises
Complete the exercises.
1.
Mary has completed
of her assignment. Jose has completed
of his assignment. Who has more of their assignment done? Draw models and compare the fractions. Write your answer as a complete sentence.
or
Mary has completed more of her assignment.
Check student's models.
1
.
Correct
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2.
Sam and his friend Tom are traveling separately to a vacation spot. Sam is
of the way to the vacation spot and Tom is
of the way. Who is closer to the vacation spot? Draw number lines and compare the fractions. Write your answer as a complete sentence.
or
Sam is closer to the vacation spot.
Check student's number lines.
2
.
Correct
Incorrect
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3.
Rachael and Michelle both received a sticker book as a party favor. Rachael has used
of her stickers and Michelle has used
of her stickers. Who has more stickers LEFT? Draw models or number lines and compare the fractions. Write your answer as a complete sentence.
or
Rachael has used more of her stickers, so Michelle has more stickers left.
Check student's models or number lines.
3
.
Correct
Incorrect
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Use what you know about fractions with like numerators to answer the following questions.
4.
In two fractions with like numerators, how can you tell which fraction is larger by looking at the denominator?
Answers will vary:
In fractions with like numerators, the fraction with the smaller denominator is larger.
4
.
Correct
Incorrect
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5.
Look at the fractions
and
. Without drawing models or number lines, which fraction is smaller? How do you know?
The fraction
is smaller because its denominator is larger.
5
.
Correct
Incorrect
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