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Order Fraction Worksheets

Free printable and online math worksheets to help students learn how to order fractions with unlike denominators.

Some of the ways to order fractions are:

  1. Using a common denominator:
    This is the most common and straightforward method. It involves rewriting all the fractions with the same denominator, preferably the least common multiple (LCM) of their existing denominators. Once you have all fractions with the same denominator, simply compare the numerators: the fraction with the larger numerator is the larger fraction.

Example: Order the fractions 2/5, 1/3, and 3/4.
Find the LCM of the denominators (3, 5, and 4): LCM = 60.
Rewrite each fraction with a denominator of 60:
2/5 = 24/60
1/3 = 20/60
3/4 = 45/60
Now, compare the numerators and order from least to greatest.
Therefore, the order from least to greatest is: 1/3, 2/5, 3/4.

  1. Using fraction equivalents:
    This method involves comparing the fractions to a common benchmark fraction (e.g., 1/2, 1, or 2). By visualizing the fractions on a number line or comparing them to the benchmark, you can estimate their relative sizes and order them accordingly.

Example: Order the fractions 5/8, 2/3, and 1/4.
Compare each fraction to 1/2:
5/8 is slightly larger than 1/2.
2/3 is clearly larger than 1/2.
1/4 is clearly smaller than 1/2.
Based on this comparison, you can order the fractions: 1/4, 5/8, 2/3.

Ordering fractions is a foundational skill in mathematics. Understanding the relationship between fractions and comparing them contributes to a solid grasp of fractions.

Have a look at this video if you need help ordering fractions with different denominators.

Then, practice the following worksheets.

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Order Fraction Worksheet #2 (4 Fractions)

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