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

In the "Comparing Fractions (same numerator)" lesson, students in Grade 3 will delve into the intriguing world of fractions, focusing on how to compare them when they share the same numerator. This lesson is a critical component of the "Making and Representing Fractions" chapter, housed within the broader "Foundations in Numbers and Fractions" unit. Throughout the lesson, students will engage with a variety of activities designed to build their understanding and skills in comparing fractions.

The lesson includes engaging worksheets such as "Comparing Numerators Part 1" and "Part 2," which will guide students through the process of understanding the role of numerators in fractions. Additionally, the "Scottish Sewing Math Worksheet" provides a fun, real-world application of these concepts, enhancing students’ ability to see the relevance of fractions beyond the classroom. The culminating activity, "Comparing Fractions (Same Denominator and Same Numerator)," solidifies their learning by challenging them to apply their skills in more complex scenarios.

Understanding how to compare fractions with the same numerator is crucial as it lays the foundation for more advanced arithmetic concepts.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Making and Representing Fractions
Unit: Foundations in Numbers and Fractions
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1st
3:00 min
Comparing Numerators Part 1 Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Comparing Numerators Part 2 Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Scottish Sewing Math Worksheet
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Comparing Fractions (Same Denominator and Same Numerator)
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Comparing Numerators Part 1 Worksheet

Fractions have a numerator and a denominator. The numerator of a fraction is the number that sits on top. The denominator is the number at the bottom. In this worksheet, there are three different fractions groups which your child must practice on. Each group of fractions has the same numerator, but different numerators. The problem here is for your child to figure out which of the fractions is greater than the other. Check the fraction model in each comparison that is greater.

• ### Activity 2 / Comparing Numerators Part 2 Worksheet

Before beginning this exercise, your child should already have been introduced to fractions in school or otherwise. Some of the things they should already know include how to count and identify fractions in shaded areas of shapes. In this worksheet, there are four sets of fractions. Your child’s task is to compare the two given fractions in each set, and then figure out which of the two fractions is greater the other. Help them circle the correct comparison symbol for each set of fractions in the pdf.

• ### Activity 3 / Scottish Sewing Math Worksheet

Do your students know what country the Scottish people are from? Teach them a bit of geography by explaining that the Scottish are the people who originally come from and live in Scotland. These people have their own unique traditions, which include special clothing, foods and celebrations. Oliver and Alleen in this worksheet want to sew their own traditional Scottish clothing. They need your student’s help to figure out how much fabric to cut out, which will be enough to sew clothes for both of them. Ask your little kindergartners to get enough fabric for the pair by checking the greater fraction models.

• ### Activity 4 / Comparing Fractions (Same Denominator and Same Numerator) - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to compare fractions.