Fractions Script

Name | Words |

Today, we’re comparing the fractions______ and __________. | |

First we are going to look at models of each fraction. This is a model of ______. You can see it has ____ equal pieces in all, but only ___ are colored in. | |

I’m drawing a model similar to the model above so we can make a good comparison. This is a model of _______. It has ____ equal pieces in all, but only ______ are shaded. | |

If you study the models, you can see that _____ is greater than ______. | |

You can also compare fractions by finding a common denominator. | |

To find the common denominator you look at the denominators you have and find the lowest common multiple for both. The lowest common multiple for the fractions _____ and ____ is ______. | |

We can make equivalent fractions using the lowest common multiple by multiplying the numerator and denominator with the same number like this. | |

Now that the fractions have common denominators it is easier to see that ____ or ____ is greater than ______. | |

One final way to compare fractions is to use a number line. | |

I will make a number line and show you the fractions on that number line.Here is 0 and here 1. The fraction _____ goes here on the line and fraction _____ is located here on the line. | |

I hope that helps you understand how to compare fractions in three different ways. | |

Yes, you can compare fractions using a number line, models and using common denominators. |