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. Justify the conclusions by using a visual fraction model (e.g., tape diagram or number line) and describe the result of the comparison using words and symbols (>, =, and <).

Number and Operations – Fractions

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Explain equivalence of fractions and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.