Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. (Grade 4 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 100.)
Standard TypeMichigan State Math Standards
Use visual models and benchmark fractions to help compare and order fractions with unlike numerators and denominators. Use a number line and benchmark fractions to compare and order fractions.
Represent fractions as parts of a set using the decimal fraction one-tenth (0.1). Practice reading decimals. Explore mixed fractions and decimals. Compare mixed decimals.
Explore, represent, and identify equivalent fractions. Compare fractions that are not equivalent.