Order Fractions with Like Numerators

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The lesson instructs students to put fractions in order from smallest to largest if the numerators are the same. The definitions of numerator and denominator are reviewed at the beginning of the lesson. Several illustrated examples are given to enhance students’ understanding of the concept. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons about fractions.

Order Fractions with Like Numerators Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Order Fractions with Like Numerators
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Order Fractions with Like Numerators
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 2-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson instructs students on how to put fractions in order from smallest to largest if the numerators are the same. The definitions of numerator and denominator are reviewed at the beginning of the lesson. Several illustrated examples are given to enhance students’ understanding of the concept. The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons about fractions.

Classroom Procedure:

  1. Begin by refreshing students on fraction vocabulary: numerator and denominator. Explain what each piece represents in a written fraction.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of ordering fractions with like numerators problems in order to help them practice the new procedure. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on ordering fractions with like numerators. Have students practice problems with and without 1 as a numerator.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems using the fraction unit bars.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually to color and cut out their fraction bar table.  You can make additional copies for students who may need to use more than one table to solve problems.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the procedure.
  8. In closing, ask students why a smaller denominator means a larger piece.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

None for Grade 2

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.D

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Math