Comparing Fractions with Like Denominators

Comparing Fractions with Like Denominators

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This video demonstrates how to use different types of concrete manipulatives, such as fraction circles and Cuisenaire Rods, to compare fractions with like denominators. When students use models to compare fractions, they can place them side-by-side to determine which fraction represents a greater value. For students who struggle with visually comparing values, consider teaching them how to stack Cuisenaire Rods for a direct comparison. Note that, in this video with the fraction circles, the sets of fractions circles are not the same size. This may confuse some students, so it may be important to use identical sets of fraction circles.





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