Compare fractions including those greater than 1
Home learning focus
In this lesson you will learn how to compare fractions, including fractions that are greater than one whole.
This lesson includes:
- two videos
- two interactive activities
Created in partnership with White Rose Maths
Watch the video and learn about using bar models to compare fractions with the same denominator. Pause the video and work out the correct answers.
Build on your knowledge from the previous video and begin to compare fractions with different denominators.
You can compare fractions in many different ways.
You could compare fractions by the numerator or by the denominator, or compare them to common fractions you know such as ½.
Bar models are a very useful visual representation to help you to generalise.
Compare fractions using words and symbols in this activity. You can print it out or just make a note of your answers on a sheet of paper.
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Play the Forest of Fractions and Decimals level to further test your knowledge of fractions.
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