# Compare and order mixed numbers using fraction sense

I can compare and order mixed numbers using fraction sense.

# Compare and order mixed numbers using fraction sense

I can compare and order mixed numbers using fraction sense.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Mixed numbers can be positioned on a number line to help compare and order them.
- When comparing or ordering mixed numbers, identify the integers that the mixed numbers sit between.
- Mixed numbers where the whole number part is different can be compared or ordered based on their whole number part.

### Common misconception

Children may count the marks rather than the equal parts between integers and may compare the fractional part of the mixed number first rather than the more significant whole number part.

Count the equal parts in between the given integers, not the marks to determine the unit that we are working with. When comparing and ordering, consider the whole number part first - this determines which integers the mixed number sits between.

### Keywords

Mixed number - A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction combined.

### Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

## Video

Loading...

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

A -

$$ {6} \over {8}$$

B -

$$1{{1} \over {8}}$$

C -

$$1{{5} \over {8}}$$

D -

$$2{{1} \over {8}}$$