Task# Fraction Comparisons With Pictures, Assessment Variation

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This task is part of a joint project between Student Achievement Partners and Illustrative Mathematics to develop prototype machine-scorable assessment items that test a range of mathematical knowledge and skills described in the CCSSM and begin to signal the focus and coherence of the standards. This task is part of a set of three assessment tasks for 3.NF.3d. This part of the standard is about comparing two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size, and understanding that such comparisons are valid only when the fractions refer to the same whole. Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominators asks students to compare fractions using words and symbols and then to correctly represent them on the number line.