Comparing Fractions – Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal To

Grade 3

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Pick two fractions on the mat. (Students select, you select, or roll a dice.) Have a student stand on one of the fractions and another student stand on the other fraction. Have the students put the tips of their toes on the black line at the top of their fraction. For example, give Student A the fraction ⅓ and Student B the fraction 2/8. Have the students then determine which fraction is greater, which is less than, or if they are equal. To do this, students can place a yardstick or string in between their two fractions. Students can also slide their feet straight across the mat. If the yardstick, string, or their feet are in the exact same line, then the fraction is equivalent.


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