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**Comparing and Ordering Fractions**

Please order these fractions from greatest to least. 2/3 1/8 2/6

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Objective Compare and order fractions.

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**Comparing Two Fractions**

8 ___ 9 So, < 8 < 8 9

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Let’s Practice!

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**Finding Fractions on a Number Line**

We can use number lines to help us order fractions. Let’s practice!

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**Finding Fractions on a Number Line**

This number line breaks one whole into fourths. Where would ¼ be on the number line? What about 4/4?

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**Finding Fractions on a Number Line**

How many sections does this number line break one whole into? Can you locate where 1/8 would be? Name a fraction in eighths that is between ½ and ¾.

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**Finding Fractions on a Number Line**

What does this number line show? Where would 7/9 be? What fraction is between 1/9 and 2/9?

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**Finding Fractions on a Number Line**

How would you explain this number line using words? Can you find 3/5? Can you mark a fraction larger than 4/5 on the number line?

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**Finding Fractions on a Number Line**

What type of number line is this? Can you order 5/8, ¼, 2/3, and 3/16 on this number line?

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**3/5 1/6 3/15 2/3 Can you explain why?**

Which fraction is closest to 3/10? 3/5 1/6 3/15 2/3 Can you explain why?

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The Answer! 3/10 = 9/30 3/5 = 18/30 1/6 = 5/30 3/15 = 6/30 2/3 = 20/30

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Mini-Quiz Which fraction is between ¼ and ½ on a number line? 3/5 2/10 9/16 3/8

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**Ordering Fractions Use the LCM to find a common denominator.**

BAIP Instructional Support Version 2 4/20/2017 Ordering Fractions Use the LCM to find a common denominator. Find equivalent fractions using the common denominator. List the new fractions from least to greatest. List the original fractions from least to greatest. 14

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**Order these fractions from least to greatest:**

7/9 5/6 2/3 1/2

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7/9 = 14/18 5/6 = 15/18 2/3 = 12/18 ½ = 9/18 Ordered from least to greatest: 9/18 12/18 14/18 15/18

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**Original fractions ordered from least to greatest:**

1/2, 2/3, 7/9, 5/6

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**What fraction is greater than ¾?**

7/12 5/8 2/3 7/9

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Web practice activity! Balloon Pop Fractions

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**Are You Stuck? Find a common denominator Convert to decimals**

Divide numerator by denominator Draw and use a number line Draw pictures of the fraction

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**CSM Workouts Comparing Fractions**

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