# Max Maths, Year 4, Try it, Comparing and ordering fractions (1)

## Maths Resource Description

In a Year 4 mathematics exercise from Max Maths, students are encouraged to compare and order fractions to enhance their understanding of fractional values. The first task asks which is greater: three-fifths or four-fifths. To determine the answer, students are prompted to complete a visual model that helps them compare the sizes of the fractions. The symbol '>' is provided to guide students in writing the correct inequality once they have worked out which fraction is larger.

The second question flips the comparison by asking which is smaller: six-ninths or five-ninths. Again, students are to use a model to visually represent the fractions and ascertain which is the lesser of the two, indicated by the symbol '<'. The third task presents a real-world application of fractions, where students must decide who read more pages of an English book: Jade, who read one-fifth, or Samir, who read one-fourth of the same book. The students must compare the two fractions and fill in the blank with the name of the person who read more pages, using the '>' symbol to show the greater fraction. These exercises aim to build confidence in comparing fractional quantities and understanding their relative sizes.