n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Using different representations to compare and order fractions

Volume 2019 Number 26
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


With reference to the CAPS document for the Intermediate Phase, one of the first aspects to consider when teaching fractions is that learners need to be able to compare and order common fractions with different denominators (up to at least eighths in Grade 4, and up to at least twelfths in Grade 5). In this article I discuss a number of different representations which I have found useful for learners as they engage with these types of fraction tasks.

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