In this activity, we will be learning how to compare unit fractions.

First of all, we need to check that we know the words numerator and denominator!

Don't worry!

The** numerator** is the number on the top of a fraction.

The** denominator** is the number on the bottom of a fraction.

A **unit fraction** uses one as a numerator.

We can compare unit fractions by looking at their denominators.

The **larger** the denominator, the **smaller **the unit fraction.

Let's look at an example of comparing unit fractions.

**Example**

Which fraction is larger?

**Answer**

The two unit fractions shown on the fraction strips are one half and one third.

We can see that 1/2 takes up more space than 1/3.

1/2 is the larger fraction.

We could write this statement to compare the two fractions.

1/2 > 1/3

Now you are ready to try some of these for yourself!