**Comparing Fractions**

Parts of a Fraction

Equivalent Fractions

Least Common Multiple:

Comparing Fractions

(Let's put it all together!)

Results

**2/3 3/4**

**Concepts you need to know**

(let's review)

(let's review)

Numerator

Denominator

Your turn:

Represent this fraction as a pictorial model and on a number line.

Your Turn:

Name 3 equivalent fractions to 1/2 and 2/3.

Turn and Talk:

1. How can you prove fractions are equivalent?

2. Why do we have to multiply or divide both parts of a fraction by the same number? (& what do we call it)

Abbreviated LCM

Need to know your multiples (facts)

Looking for common numbers among the facts.

Your Turn:

Find 2 common multiples for 4 and 6.

What is their LCM?

Step 1: Find a common denominator by finding the LCM of the original denominators.

Step 2: Find equivalent fractions using the LCM as the new denominator

Step 3: Compare the numerators of the equivalent fractions (now that the denominators are the same)

Practice Time

2/3 3/4

2/3 x ___ = ?/12

2/3 3/4

Find the LCM of 3 and 4.

3/4 x ___ = ?/12

__/12 __/12

Your Turn:

Roll the dice at your table 4 times. Use the numbers to create 2 fractions (not improper). Compare those 2 fractions. You may check your work with your partner. Make sure to show all your work!

Your Awesome!!!!