Comparing with Symbols
This worksheet is centered on comparing mixed numbers using cross multiplication. A mixed number is a combination of a whole number and a fraction. The provided example shows how to compare two mixed numbers by first comparing the whole numbers and then using cross multiplication for the fractional parts if the whole numbers are equal. The worksheet contains sixteen problems in which students are to determine which of two mixed numbers is larger by applying this method.
The worksheet aims to teach students a systematic approach to comparing mixed numbers, a fundamental skill in mathematics. It instructs students to first look at the whole number portion of the mixed numbers and then, if those are the same, to apply cross multiplication to the fractional parts. This method avoids the need for finding a common denominator, simplifying the process of comparison. The practice is designed to help students become more proficient with mixed numbers and prepare them for more complex operations involving these types of numbers.