# Lesson 6 Relate Fractions to Benchmarks

• Let’s compare the size of fractions to and to 1.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: A Point on a Number Line

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

## Activity 1 Greater Than or Less Than 1?

For each diagram:

1. Name a fraction the point represents.

2. Is that fraction greater than or less than 1?

3. How far is it from 1?

## Activity 2 Card Sort: Where Do They Belong?

Sort the cards from your teacher into three groups: less than , equal to , and greater than .
Be prepared to explain how you know.
Record your sorting results here after you have discussed them with another group.

less than

equal to

greater than

Complete the following sentences after class discussion:

• A fraction is less than when …

• A fraction is greater than when …

• A fraction is between and 1 when …

## Activity 3 Greater Than or Less Than $\frac{1}{2}$?

For each diagram:

1. Name a fraction the point represents.

2. Is that fraction greater than or less than ?

3. How far is it from ?