Compare Rational Numbers

Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn how to compare and order rational numbers. A rational number is any number that can be written as a fraction.

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We will learn three methods for comparing rational numbers.

1. Cross-multiply and compare the products.
2. Convert both fractions to fractions with a common denominator.
3. Turn both fractions into decimals by dividing.

Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers
This video describes three methods of comparing rational numbers to each other ("greater than" or "less than"), and how to order rational numbers from least-to-greatest or greatest-to-least.



Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers





Compare and order rational numbers
How to compare and order rational numbers by choosing to convert between fractions, decimals and percents until they can be compared as like terms or as visual representations.



Comparing Rational Numbers





Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers
First put the numbers in the same form, then put them in order as asked in the question



Comparing and ordering rational numbers



Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers



Ordering three rational numbers from least to greatest







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