Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Number and Operations-Fractions

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.