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LC: To compare and order fractions


Today we are going to take our understanding of fractions a little further - we are going to look at mixed numbers.


Mixed numbers are when we have a whole number with a fraction.

Like this: 1½

How might we compare these types of fractions?

You know all about whole numbers so we just look for a common multiple for the denominators. The denominators are 4 and 5 so the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) is 20.


Remember - Whatever we do to the top, we do to the bottom! 


This ensures the fractions stay equivalent. 

Let's have a go!
Don't be caught out by the next one, check the whole numbers first.
When you are confident, move on to the independent work.