Use visual models to create fraction comparisons with this cut-and-paste worksheet designed for 3rd-grade students.
Comparing Fractions – 3rd Grade Worksheet
Are you looking for additional activities to add to your fractions unit? Do your students need extra practice comparing fractions with like numerators or like denominators? Teach Starter has created a cut-and-paste worksheet to help your students master this important math skill.
This printable resource includes three different levels to suit the needs of your students. Students will practice comparing fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8. Each level is indicated by stars in the upper right-hand corner of the worksheet.
Level 1: Shaded fraction models are provided. Students will use visual representations to compare the size of each fraction.
Level 2: Students must shade each of the fraction models before comparing.
Level 3: Students must partition and shade each model before comparing.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
If there are students looking for an additional challenge, student can complete the 3-star version of this worksheet. Additionally, the teacher could choose to remove the cut-apart pieces and have students create their own fractions to put in the answer boxes.
For students who need additional support, provide them with the lowest level of difficulty worksheet (as indicated by one-star in the upper right-hand corner). Additionally, this activity can be completed in a small group or 1-on-1 setting.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
This resource was created by Brittany Kellogg, a teacher in Ohio and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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