Maths Resources GCSE Worksheets

# Comparing Fractions With Different Denominators Worksheet

• Section 1 of the comparing fractions worksheets contains 20+ skills-based comparing fractions questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 contains 3 applied comparing fractions questions with a mix of word problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style practice questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all comparing fractions questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions and maths resources are created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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### Comparing fractions at a glance

Sometimes we want to compare the size of different fractions. This can be done in more than one way. If we want to directly compare fractions, we need to write them as like fractions, with a common denominator. It can be very difficult to compare fractions with different denominators but if we rewrite them with like denominators, it is easy to see which numerators are greater than or less than each other. Proper fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers can be compared in this way.

Another method for comparing fractions is to write them as decimals or percents. A number line from 0 to 1 or a fraction wall can also be used to help give a basic understanding of the sizes of different unit fractions and fraction comparison.

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional comparing fractions worksheets  and other number worksheets, for example a rounding worksheet or percentage worksheet.

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