Videos and solutions to help Grade 4 students learn how to compare fractions greater than 1 by reasoning using benchmark
fractions.

Common Core Standards: 4.NF.1,
4.NF.2,
4.NF.3,
4.NBT.6,
4.NF.4a,
4.MD.4

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Common Core For Grade 4

Lesson 26 Concept Development

Problem 1: Compare mixed numbers and fractions on a number line using benchmark fractions.

Problem 2: Compare two mixed numbers or two fractions greater than 1.

1. a. Plot the following points on the number line without measuring.

b. Use the number line in Problem 1(a) to compare the fractions by writing >, <, or =.

3. Compare the fractions given below by writing >, <, or =. Give a brief explanation for each answer, referring to benchmark numbers.

2. a. Plot the following points on the number line without measuring.

b. Compare the following by writing >, <, or =.

c. Explain how you plotted the points in Problem 2(a).