# Comparing Fractions (same denominator) - Lesson for Grade 3, Chapter - Making and Representing Fractions

In the lesson "Comparing Fractions (same denominator)," designed for third-grade students within the unit Foundations in Numbers and Fractions, students embark on an engaging journey to master the skill of comparing fractions that share the same denominator. This lesson is a crucial stepping stone in the chapter Making and Representing Fractions, allowing students to understand how different fractions can represent parts of a whole in various sizes, even when they look almost the same at first glance.

Through activities like "Comparing Fractions" and the "Compare Fractions Worksheet," students will learn to observe and analyze fractions to determine which is greater or if they are equal. This skill is not just about numbers; it's about understanding quantities, which is fundamental in everyday decision-making and problem-solving.

The inclusion of culturally enriching worksheets centered around Mexican and Korean cooking introduces students to the practical application of comparing fractions in real-life scenarios, such as cooking and following recipes. This approach not only enhances their mathematical skills but also broadens their cultural awareness and appreciation for diversity.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Making and Representing Fractions
Unit: Foundations in Numbers and Fractions
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1st
4:00 min
Comparing Fractions
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2nd
3:00 min
Compare Fractions Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Mexican Cooking Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Korean Cooking Worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Compare Fractions Worksheet

Offer your child an easy way to understand fractions using their favorite sweet treats! This compare fractions worksheet for 3rd grade is a great way for kids to see fractions visually, piece by piece!
With tasty-looking deserts, kids can easily see fractions by viewing the missing pieces!

• ### Activity 3 / Mexican Cooking Worksheet

Mexicans have a rich culture, full of interesting holidays, customs, and traditional dishes. If your neighbourhood has some Mexicans in it and a Mexican restaurant, your kids will be able to appreciate just how different the culture is from theirs. The Mexican in this worksheet, Alejandra wants to make a traditional Mexican pazole stew. She needs to make enough to feed her whole family. Help Alejandra figure out the right ingredients by selecting all of the greater fractions.

• ### Activity 4 / Korean Cooking Worksheet

Koreans have a lot of beautiful culture and traditions, which they like to practice. One part of their rich culture is their cuisine; the meals they prepare for their families and for the public to consume. If your kids love some Korean food, they would get a good kick out of this. Hyun-Ki and his brother cooked some traditional Korean meals in this worksheet for the Mid-Autumn Festival. They need your help to figure out who ate more of each dish. Ask your kid to compare the fractions and select the comparison symbol.