# Lesson Plan: Comparing and Ordering Unit Fractions Mathematics • 3rd Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to compare and order unit fractions.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• compare unit fraction models,
• compare unit fractions using and ,
• solve word problems related to comparing unit fractions,
• order unit fractions from least to greatest and greatest to least,
• identify that the larger the denominator is, the smaller the fractional part is (when comparing unit fractions).

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• unit fractions,
• comparing and ordering whole numbers,
• the symbols that represent “greater than” and “less than”,
• dividing a number line into equal parts,
• fractions on a number line.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• comparing and ordering fractions with a numerator other than 1,
• comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator.