Today you are going to be comparing fractions.
Children will compare unit fractions or fractions with the same denominator. For unit fractions, children’s natural tendency might be to say that 1 2 is smaller than 1 4 , as 2 is smaller than 4. Discuss how dividing something into more equal parts makes each part smaller.
First work through the powerpoint.
Somethings to think about when completing your work.
What fraction of the strip is shaded?
What fraction of the strip is not shaded?
Why is it important that the strips are the same length and are lined up underneath each other?
Can you think of a unit fraction that is smaller than 1/10 ?
Can you think of a unit fraction that is larger than 1/3 ?