# Comparing Fractions

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet covers two skills. It will have you compare a pair of fractions and then you will answer a fraction-based word problem. This worksheet is centered on the concept of comparing fractions to either benchmarks or by finding common numerators or denominators. Students are given pairs of fractions and must decide which fraction is larger, smaller, or if they are equivalent by using comparison symbols. The instructions guide students to show all their work to support their decisions. Additionally, the worksheet includes a critical thinking section where students must evaluate a statement regarding the comparison of fractions and explain the reasoning behind their answer or illustrate it with a model.

The worksheet aims to teach students strategies for comparing fractions without necessarily converting them to a common denominator. It encourages the use of benchmark fractions like 1/2 to estimate the size of other fractions and to understand the significance of numerators and denominators in determining the value of a fraction. The “Think it Over” section is designed to challenge students to apply logical reasoning to a real-world scenario involving fractions. By completing this worksheet, students practice analytical skills and deepen their understanding of fraction comparisons, preparing them for more complex mathematical concepts.