# Max Maths, Year 4, Practice, Comparing and ordering fractions

In a Year 4 mathematics practice session from Max Maths, students are challenged to compare and order fractions to understand their relative sizes. The exercise requires them to arrange given sets of fractions in ascending or descending order. For instance, in question 4, students must sequence the fractions 1/7, 2/7, and 4/7 from the smallest to the greatest, which reinforces their ability to compare fractions with the same denominator. The correct order is 1/7 < 2/7 < 4/7, with 1/7 being the smallest and 4/7 the greatest.

Question 5 presents a similar task, but this time students are asked to arrange the fractions 2/9, 4/9, and 1/9 from the greatest to the smallest. This exercise helps students understand that a larger numerator within fractions with the same denominator indicates a larger fraction. The correct descending order is 4/9 > 2/9 > 1/9. The 'Let's Practise' section offers additional sets of fractions to be ordered. For example, set (a) has the fractions 2/5, 1/5, and 4/5, which should be arranged as 1/5 < 2/5 < 4/5. These exercises are designed to enhance students' understanding of fraction sizes and their ability to compare and order them correctly, which is a fundamental skill in mathematics.