Task# Which is Closer to 1?

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This can be seen as a multi-step problem for grade 3: compare to (like denominators) compare to (like denominators) compare to (like numerators). Although a number line diagram is not provided, many students may choose to draw denominators until fourth grade, and second, even when they know how to find common denominators, they should recognize in a case like this that straight-forward reasoning about the relative sizes of unit fractions is more efficient. Below is a list of related tasks in this set in order of sophistication: Locating Fractions Less than One on the Number Line Locating Fractions Greater than One on the Number Line Closest to Find 1 Find Which is Closer to 1?