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Comparing fractions with the same numerator (Full video)

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Supporting grades: 3

Description: Lindsay compares fractions with the same numerator. She compares one pair of fractions with visuals and another pair without visuals. Created by Lindsay Spears. Will the pieces in 5/8 be bigger or smaller than 5/6? If we have the same size whole, which we need to have the same size whole, and we draw and we split it into eight pieces this time, so now we have fourths, and eighths, these pieces, these eighths, 1/8 is smaller than a sixth 'cause this time we had to split the cake between eight people, so we got smaller pieces. So five larger pieces is more than five smaller pieces, or is greater than, and remember with our symbol, the open side, the larger side, should be facing our larger number.

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