# Dare to Compare

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Numbers & Operations - Fractions; Comparing Fractions

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will work in pairs to explain how to create common denominators and compare fractions. Students will show the calculations used to create common denominators on a separate worksheet.

Know Before You Start: Students should know how to create common denominators. This lesson will focus more on comparing the fractions, once understanding of common denominators has been established.

Hook:

• Read the sample comic as a class without solving the problem.

• Review the steps necessary to create common denominators.

• Independently or in pairs, have students create common denominators to compare the fractions in the comic using >, <, or =.

• Discuss their answers as a class.

Activity: It’s time to  create a common denominator comic!

• Provide each student with a fraction.

• In pairs, have students create fractions with common denominators on a given worksheet or paper.

• Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a comic using the two fractions they and their partners were given.

• The five-panel comic should include:

• A real world fraction problem like the one in the sample comic.

• What they multiplied by to get common denominators.

• How they fractions compare to one another using <, >, =.

Closure: Students will share their comic with another partner pair to determine whether they agree with their fraction comparison.

Differentiation:

• Provide a visual representation of the steps necessary to create common denominators.

• Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

• Display five-panel comic expectations.

Resources:

• Comic to print or display:  Comic.

• An accompanying worksheet to show fraction equivalency calculations.

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