Ordering fractions
Ordering fractions 256
Exercise Name: Ordering fractions
Math Missions: 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Ordering fractions exercise appears under the 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise practices comparing sets of fractions and placing them in order

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Put in order: This problem provides a set of fractions. The user is asked to use the manipulative and move the fractions into an increasing order.

    Put in order


This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges because a calculator can be used to compare the fractions in decimal form which is much easier.Speed badges are hard because there are a lot of tiles to manipulate on some problems and there is often one or two non-obvious comparisons.

  1. Most of the fractions can be quickly compared to standard fractions with the number 1 in their numerator.
  2. Sometimes there is a hard fraction to work with, in which case the cross multiply comparison technique works well if users want to be honest, or a calculator can also so the trick.
  3. Only need to get three correct in a row to move to next level.

Real-life Applications

  1. Fractions appear in every-day media to display information to consumers.
  2. Fractions are used in real life in many different ways, but they are most commonly used in the cooking, construction and science industries.

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