Compare the fractions
in option A. Explain your answer.
When numerators are
the same, how can you compare fractions?
Look at the denominators. A smaller denominator means bigger pieces.
What fractions are shaded in option B?
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Are they equivalent?
Why or why not?
They are equivalent. They show the same amount; you can visualize by rearranging the shaded portions so they line up.
Name and compare the fractions in option C.
Explain your reasoning.
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the points are the same distance from 0.
How can you compare fractions when the denominators are the same?
Look at the numerators. The bigger numerator means a bigger fraction.
For option B, how can you use multiplication to show these are equivalent fractions?
Multiply the numerator and denominator of
to get
How does this relate to the model?
It's like cutting each third into 2 equal parts.
For option C, how can
you use multiplication to show these are equivalent fractions?
Multiply the numerator and denominator of
How does this relate to the model?
It's like cutting each half into 2 equal parts.
How can you use division to show the fractions are equal? How does this relate to the model?
Divide the numerator and denominator of
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