# Compare Equations to Products

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet involves multiplying mixed numbers and then comparing the products to given fractions. Students are presented with a series of multiplication problems involving mixed numbers and are provided a space to write the product. On the right, there is a list of fractions, and students must compare the product they calculated to these fractions using greater than (>, less than (<), or equal to (=) symbols. This activity combines multiplication with comparative analysis, requiring students to not only calculate accurately but also to understand the relative size of fractions.

The worksheet teaches students to perform multiplication of mixed numbers, a fundamental mathematical operation. It further challenges them to compare the magnitude of the products they obtain with other fractions. This requires a deep understanding of fraction equivalence and comparison, as well as proficiency in converting mixed numbers to improper fractions for multiplication. Additionally, the worksheet is designed to strengthen students’ number sense, especially regarding the size and comparison of fractional and mixed number quantities.