Using Benchmark Fractions to Compare Fractions with Unlike Denominator

Using Benchmark Fractions to Compare Fractions with Unlike Denominator

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This video demonstrates how to use benchmark fractions, such as 1/2, to compare fractions with unlike denominators. When students show that they are proficient comparing fractions using concrete manipulatives or pictorial representations, they may be ready to compare fractions using reasoning strategies without representations. For beginners and for students who struggle, it may also be important for teachers to model to students how to check their work using other tools, such as fraction tiles.

 

 

 

 

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