# Comparing Fractions

Flow Map using the Multiples butterfly method for comparing fractions - anchor chart image only

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Comparing Fractions anchor chart - This is confusing, so it would be great to have students draw illustrations and discuss why these rules work.

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Fraction Butterfly Anchor Chart - cross multiply to find equivalent fractions to compare fractions or add & subtract fractions with different denominators. A visual reminder of the strategy for adding & subtracting fractions found in the CCSS 5.NF.A.1 (a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd). See http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/NF/A/1/. This is not intended to be taught on its own, but can serve as a reminder after the concepts that explain why this works have been taught.

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Students need multiple strategies for comparing fractions, based on reasoning and fraction sense. Grab a *FREE* anchor chart students can use as a reference!

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Math Coach's Corner: Comparing Fractions. Explore the 3rd grade standards for comparing fractions and grab a freebie!

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This activity has students shade fractions and then compare the two fractions using >, ...

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