Lesson 14 Fraction Comparison Problems
Let’s solve different kinds of fraction comparison problems.
Warmup Number Talk: Multiples of Ten
Find the value of each expression mentally.
Activity 1 Mystery Fractions
Six friends are each given a list of 5 fractions. They each chose one fraction quietly and wrote clues about their choice. Use their clues to identify the fractions they chose.
Andre: 

Tyler: 

Clare: 

Diego: 

Elena: 

Noah: 

Activity 2 Distances on Foot
Problem 1
In China and some East Asian countries, the unit “li” is used for measuring distance.
Here are the walking distances between the home of a student in China and the places he visits regularly.
school:
li library:
li
market:
li badminton club:
li
Which is a shorter distance from the student’s home:
His school or the library?
The market or the badminton club?
The library or the market?
Problem 2
A student in America walks
Which student walks a longer distance to school? Use the number lines to show your reasoning.
Problem 3
Explain why we can’t just compare the fractions
Practice Problems
Problem 1
There is a water fountain
Problem 2
Tyler said he grew
Diego said, “Oh, you grew more than I did! My height went up only by
Explain why Tyler may not have grown more than Diego did, even though