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Compare Fractions (Grade 4)




 

Videos and lessons to help Grade 4 students learn to compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Common Core: 4.NF.2

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can explain that comparing 2 fractions must refer to the same whole.
  • I can compare 2 fractions by reasoning about their size.
  • I can compare 2 fractions by creating equivalent fractions with a common denominator (if needed).
  • I can order fractions using <, >, and = and justify the comparison.

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Common Core for Grade 4

Compare fractions using a benchmark fraction--Lesson 1 of 4 (Common Core Standard 4.NF.2)
In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators to the benchmark fraction of one half by using number lines.
Compare fractions using a benchmark fraction--Lesson 2 of 4
In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators to the benchmark fraction of one half by using area models.



Compare fractions using a benchmark fraction--Lesson 3 of 4
In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators to the benchmark fraction of 1 by using number lines.
Compare fractions using a benchmark fraction--Lesson 4 of 4
In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators to the benchmark fraction of 1 by using area models.


 
Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators--Lesson 1 of 8 (Common Core 4.NF.2)
In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators by using number lines.
Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators --Lesson 2 of 8
In this lesson you will learn how to compare fractions by using the benchmark one whole.


Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators --Lesson 3 of 8
In this lesson you will learn how to compare fractions with different denominators by using number lines.
Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators --Lesson 4 of 8
In this lesson you will learn how to compare fractions with different denominators by using area models.


 
Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators--Lesson 5 of 8
In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators by multiplying or dividing by 1.
Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators --Lesson 6 of 8
In this lesson you will learn how to compare fractions by creating common denominators.


Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators --Lesson 7 of 8
In this lesson you will learn how to represent a fraction greater than one by using a number line to write it another way.
Compare fractions by creating common denominators or numerators --Lesson 8 of 8
In this lesson you will learn how to represent a fraction greater than one by using area models to write it another way.


 

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