Tips On Comparing Fractions With Same & Different Denominators
Comparing Fractions Made Easy!
As all the integer are not equal, hence, all the fractions are not equal too. As you can read about equal fractions in the equivalent fractions page of this site, this page is to explore comparing fractions.
Because all the fractions are not equal, they can be smaller or larger as compared to each other. There are some basic rules on comparing fractions, and by following these simple rules, kids can master this basic skill.
Once kids get the idea, they can use our comparing fractions worksheets to practice it and get perfect on comparing fractions. Fractions can be compared on the basis of same denominators or you can compare them if they have got the same numerators, too.
Below is a lesson which explains all the simple rules on comparing fractions:
As already said, we can compare fractions using two methods given below:
- Making denominators same and fractions with the larger numerator is the larger.
- Making numerators equal and fraction with the larger denominator is smaller.
Be careful about what method you want to choose, we suggest to use the like denominators method because the same methods is used to add or subtract fractions.
So, below is the lesson full with explanations on the concept, copy and paste it to a word document and from there you can print it for use.
Hence, comparing fractions is not hard. Keep equivalent fractions skills in mind. If the fractions got the different denominators, make the denominator same using equivalent fractions. Once kids think that they have understood the concepts, get some comparing fractions worksheets to practice and see if there is any weak points.
For more free fractions worksheets, stay tuned as more fractions worksheets and lessons for kids are on their way to this site.
Guru Angad Educational Team