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**Comparing / Ordering Fractions Worksheets**

*Create an unlimited supply of worksheets for comparing or ordering fractions (grades 4-6), including with or without visual models. The worksheets can be made in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. You can also customize them using the generator below.*

Students typically study comparing fractions starting in 4th grade. Initially, students learn to compare fractions that have the same denominator (such as 5/12 and 9/12) and fractions with the same numerator (such as 5/9 and 5/7). They also learn to compare to 1/2 (such as 1/2 and 4/5). In grade 5, students learn how to compare any two fractions by first converting them so they have a common denominator.

## Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The **answer key is automatically generated** and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets **either in html or PDF format** — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "*Create PDF*" or "*Make PDF worksheet*". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "*View in browser*" or "*Make html worksheet*". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then *edit it* in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

- PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
- Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.

## Example worksheets

Compare two fractions - includes empty pie images for the student to color View in browser Create PDF |
Compare two fractions - the numerators are equal, the denominators are equal, compare to 1/2, compare to 1, or other easy comparisons View in browser Create PDF |

Compare two fractions - with workspace for finding the common denominator if necessary View in browser Create PDF |
Order three fractions View in browser Create PDF |

### See also

**Interactive Unit Fractions**

Drag unit fraction pieces (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1,10, 1/12, 1,16, and 1/20) onto a square that represents one whole. You can see that, for example, 6 pieces of 1/6 fit into one whole, or that 3 pieces of 1/9 are equal to 1/3, and many other similar relationships.

www.homeschoolmath.net/interactives/unit_fractions.php

## Generator

With this worksheet generator, you can make worksheets for comparing two fractions or for ordering 3-8 fractions. The worksheet can include problems where you compare fractions with the same denominator, fractions with the same numerator, comparisons to 1/2 or to 1, and so on.

You can also include visual models (fraction pies), which will make comparing easy and works well for making fraction comparison worksheets for grades 3-4.

To create problems where it is necessary to find a common denominator, choose "random fractions".

Comparing / Ordering Fractions Worksheet Generator
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Columns:
Rows: (These determine the number of problems) Number of empty lines below the problem (workspace) | |

Numerator Min/Max:Min: Max: (with images, the maximum is 12) Denominator Min/Max:Min: Max: (with images, the maximum is 12) Allow mixed numbers, in which case choose the maximum for the whole number part: Allow improper fractions (such as 7/6 or 10/4) | |

Choose the types of problems generated for the worksheet. Choose AT LEAST one type.
Random fractions Fractions with the same numerator (such as 2/5 and 2/7) Fractions with the same denominator (such as 3/10 and 9/10) One of the fractions is 1/2 (such as compare 3/8 and 1/2) One of the fractions is 1 or its equivalent fraction (such as compare 3/4 and 5/5, or order 3/8, 9/4, and 6/6) | |

The options below only apply for comparing two fractions (not for ordering):
Include images (denominators are limited, up to 12) Include empty pie images for the student to color (denominators are limited, up to 12). Easy comparisons (such as comparing 1/4 and 9/10, or 6/5 and 1/3, where the difference between the two fractions is > 1/2) | |

Page orientation: Portrait Landscape (PDF worksheet only; the orientation of an html worksheet can be set in the print preview of the browser) Font: Font Size: Cell Padding: Border: Bordercolor: | |

Additional title & instructions (HTML allowed) |

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