Today we will look at fractions and ordering them in ascending order. (Smallest to Largest)

Sometimes it is easy to work out which is smaller,

Like

1/4 < 3/4

But what about

5/8 and 3/4

In order to solve this, we need to change the denominators (bottom number) so they are both the same. We can turn a 4 into an 8 by multiplying by 2. So if we multiply both numbers in the fraction 3/4 by 2 we will end up with 6/8.

Now we have

5/8 & 6/8

So obviously 6/8 is larger.

Convert the fractions on the board so they have the same denominator. Then use the correct symbol to say which one is larger.

Order these fractions