# Max Maths, Year 4, Learn together, Comparing and ordering fractions (4)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 4 maths lesson, students learn to compare and order fractions by size. A question asks which is larger: one-quarter or one-third? Since these are not like fractions, meaning they have different denominators, students use a visual model to find the answer. The model clearly shows that one-third is greater than one-quarter, providing a concrete understanding of the comparison between the two fractions.

Another exercise requires students to arrange a set of fractions in order from the smallest to the greatest. The fractions given are 8/9 (Fraction A), 2/9 (Fraction B), and 7/9 (Fraction C). These are like fractions, which means they have the same denominator, making it straightforward to compare them based on their numerators. By examining the numerators, students determine that 8 is greater than 7 and 2, and hence 8/9 is the largest fraction. Conversely, 2 is smaller than both 7 and 8, making 2/9 the smallest fraction. Therefore, the correct order from smallest to greatest is 2/9, 7/9, and then 8/9.