a series of sorting fractions number strings

Sorting Fractions, money, percentages or decimals

Which would you rather have?

45/100 or ½

¾ or 8/10

8/20 or 2/5

3/5 or 67/100

Sorting Fractions, Benchmarks of 1

Which would you rather have?

5/4 or 9/10

1 ¼ or 9/10

1 ¼ or 19/10

9/4 or 4/9

Sorting Fractions, Benchmarks of ½

Which would you rather have?

½ or 10/20?

½ or 11/20?

12/24 or 11/20

11/24 or 11/20

13/24 or 11/20

Sorting Fractions, Distance to the whole

Which would you rather have?

½ or 2/3

2/3 or ¾

4/5 or ¾

99/100 or 9/10

Sorting Fractions, Using the denominator to compare

Which would you rather have?

3/3 or 3/4

¾ or 3/5

½ or 1/3

Sorting Fractions, Using the numerator to compare

Which would you rather have?

½ or 2/2

3/6 or 4/6

17/19 or 18 /19

17/19 or 36/38

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Sorting Fractions

Which would you rather have?

9/10 or 0.9

0.9 or 0.09

0.09 or 0.090909 . . .

0.9 or 0.090909 . . .

Note: I would model these on the open number line, often called the double number line when we represent rational number equivalencies on it. Or I would use a bar model, or money, depending on how the kids made sense of the numbers.

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