# Lesson Plan: Comparing Fractions with Different Wholes

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to compare unit fractions that have different-sized wholes.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• use pictures to compare two unit fractions that have wholes of different sizes,
• compare two unit fractions that have different-sized wholes without the use of pictures,
• explain how the size of the wholes affects the size of the unit fractions of the wholes,
• solve word problems involving fractions of different-sized wholes.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• how to read and write fractions written using word form,
• how to read and write fractions written using numbers,
• unit fractions.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• denominators greater than 12,
• comparing fractions with different denominators,
• comparing fractions with different numerators,
• ordering fractions,
• nonunit fractions,
• finding fractions of amounts.