The Comparing fractions with the same numerator or denominator exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise asks users to begin comparing simple fractions.
Types of Problems
There is only one type of problem in this exercise:
- 1. Comparing fractions with same numerator: This type of exercise asks users to compare two fractions with a common numerator using the less than and greater than signs (Eg: < or >)
- 2. Comparing fractions with the same denominator: This problems asks the user to use the inequality symbol to compare fractions with the same denominator. It is a selection from a multiple choice list.
Knowing how to generally compare size is valuable for success on this problem but there are strategies that exist that make it unnecessary.
- If the numerators are the same, the bigger denominator is smaller.
- If the denominators are the same, the bigger numerator is bigger.
- Fractions appear in every-day media to display information to consumers.
- Fractions are used in real life in lots of different ways, but are commonly used in cooking, construction and science.