#### How do you compare fractions with symbols? Fractions are numbers that represent a portion of a whole number. There are two different types of fractions and these include proper forms, where the numerators are greater than the denominators and then there are the improper forms where the numerators are smaller than the denominators. The proper form have values between 0 and 1, while the improper form have values greater than 1. While we know what fractions are; we might face some challenges when it comes to comparing them using symbols. Here are some rules that you need to follow; Case 1: When the denominators are same - In this case; The value with the greater numerator is the larger of the two. Case 2: When the denominators are different -You need to convert both fractions into an equivalent form with a common denominator. The larger value is the one with the greater numerator. Case 3: When the numerators are same - In this case, the value with the smaller denominator is the larger fraction.

We cover a huge range of skills on this page. The work starts very basic reminding students the meaning on fractions by using shapes and shading. The next step is to compare the two values you are given. Students often get a little confused with the greater than or less than statements. Here is an easy progression to follow, if the valuesare equal use the equals symbol. If one fraction is smaller than the other, just point your arrow to the smaller value. This will always work and make the process easy for your students. These worksheets explain how to compare both like and unlike fractions. Techniques include using visual representation with both bar charts and pie charts.