|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:
- 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.
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.
- Most of the fractions can be quickly compared to standard fractions with the number 1 in their numerator.
- 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.
- Only need to get three correct in a row to move to next level.
- Fractions appear in every-day media to display information to consumers.
- Fractions are used in real life in many different ways, but they are most commonly used in the cooking, construction and science industries.