# Max Maths, Year 4, Work Book, Comparing and ordering fractions

In the 'Max Maths' workbook for Year 4, students are presented with exercises to enhance their understanding of comparing and ordering fractions. Practice 3 begins with an activity where children write down the fraction represented by the coloured part of different shapes. This visual representation helps them grasp the concept of fractions in a tangible way. Once the fractions are identified, the next task requires students to compare pairs of fractions. They use the fraction chart from the first question as a reference to determine which fraction is greater or smaller, and then they insert the correct comparison signs '>' or '<' between them. Examples of pairs they compare include 1/3 and 1/2, 1/2 and 5/12, and 5/6 and 3/4, among others.

The workbook continues with exercises that challenge students to select the smallest fraction from a given set. For instance, they must choose between fractions such as 1/4, 3/4, and 1/2 or 4/5, 1/5, and 5/5, encouraging them to analyze and understand the relative sizes of different fractions. Finally, the students are tasked with ordering a series of fractions from smallest to largest and placing them correctly on a number line. This exercise includes sets of three fractions, such as 1/6, 1/2, and 5/6, and requires students to think critically about the value of each fraction to determine their correct position. Through these activities, the workbook aims to build a solid foundation in understanding and manipulating fractions for Year 4 students.