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# Unit 5 lesson 3 comparing & ordering fractions

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• 1. Name ___________________________________ Date _________________Mrs. Labuski / Mrs. Portsmore Period _________Unit 5 Lesson 3 Comparing& Ordering Fractions TB 4-6 VOCABULARY DEFINITION EXAMPLE When fractions 7 3Like Fractions have the same 10 10 denominator. When two 2 3 Unlike fractions have 3 4 Fractions different denominators. To compare unlike 2 3 fractions you must 3 4 Common rename the fractions so they ↓ ↓ Denominators have a common 8< 9 denominator. 12 12When you are comparing fractions, first check their denominators.When you have like fractions that have the same denominator you look at thenumerator to see which fraction is larger or smaller. 3 < 710 10When you have unlike fractions have to find a common denominator. 1 and 1To find the common denominator: 2 3You can multiply the denominators together to get 2 x 3 = 6a common denominator. (or find the least common 6 is your common denominatormultiple.)Find equivalent fractions using the new 1 = 3 1= 2denominator. 2 6 3 6Compare the fractions 3>2 6 6
• 2. Now let’s try some together: 2. 3.4. 5. 6.7. 8. 9.
• 3. Plot the fractions on the number line.
• 4. Name ___________________________________ Date _________________Mrs. Labuski / Mrs. Portsmore Period _________Unit 5 Lesson 3 Comparing& Ordering Fractions TB 4-6 VOCABULARY DEFINITION EXAMPLELike Fractions Common Denominators Unlike FractionsWhen you are comparing fractions, first check their denominators.When you have like fractions that have the same denominator you look at thenumerator to see which fraction is larger or smaller. 3 < 710 10When you have unlike fractions have to find a common denominator. 1 and 1To find the common denominator: 2 3You can multiply the denominators together to get 2 x 3 = 6a common denominator. (or find the least common 6 is your common denominatormultiple.)Find equivalent fractions using the new 1 = 3 1= 2denominator. 2 6 3 6Compare the fractions 3>2 6 6
• 5. Now let’s try some together:1. 2. 3.4. 5. 6.7. 8. 9.
• 6. Plot the fractions on the number line.