# Max Maths, Year 4, Try it, Comparing and ordering fractions (2)

## Maths Resource Description

In an exercise designed for Year 4 students, Max Maths presents a series of tasks focused on comparing and ordering fractions. The fourth question challenges students to arrange a set of fractions with the same denominator from the smallest to the greatest. The fractions provided are 1/7, 2/7, and 4/7. The task requires students to understand that with a common denominator, the fraction with the smallest numerator represents the smallest fraction, and the fraction with the largest numerator represents the largest fraction. The correct order from smallest to greatest would be 1/7 < 2/7 < 4/7.

The fifth question flips the task, asking students to arrange fractions from the greatest to the smallest. The fractions to be ordered are 2/9, 4/9, and 1/9. Again, since the denominators are the same, students must compare the numerators to determine the size. In this case, the order from greatest to smallest would be 4/9 > 2/9 > 1/9. The 'Let's Practise' section provides additional sets of fractions for students to arrange, further reinforcing their understanding of the concept. Students are expected to apply the same principle of comparing numerators when denominators are equal and arrange the fractions accordingly in an ascending order.