Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators

Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators
Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators
Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators
Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators

              Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators

              Using a fraction wall and equivalent fractions students learn about comparing fractions with different denominators.At the start of the lesson students recap writing fractions from a using a 4 by 3 coloured grid.  In the main students use inequality symbols to compare the size of fractions with different denominators.  The plenary challenges students to order a range of fractions using a common denominator.
              Differentiated Learning Objectives
              • All students should be able to use a fraction wall to compare the size of two fractions.
              • Most students should be able to use equivalent fractions to compare the sizes of fractions.
              • Some students should be able to compare the size of fractions, decimals and percentages.
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