June 23, 2009

This lesson will introduce students to comparing fractions and using greater than and less than with fractions.

**This resource is part of the Fun with Fractions collection.**

- Mathematics > General
- Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations

- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- K

Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or

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

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