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3rd Grade Math - Comparing Fractions

Updated: Jan 20

This post explains and gives practice opportunities related to TEKS 3.3H:

compare two fractions having the same numerator or denominator in problems by reasoning about their sizes and justifying the conclusion using symbols, words, objects, and pictorial models


This standard is fundamental to understanding fractions but is often overlooked. When students can compare fractions with either similar numerators or similar denominators, even without pictures, and explain why one is larger than the other, they begin to truly understand fractions.

Oral Language Development

Students process information through talking and conversing, not simply listening or watching a teacher demonstration. Here are so talk structures aligned with 3.3F to help you students unmute in the classroom.

You can find the Google Slide version here. You can also learn more about the Unmute model here.


STAAR Practice

Between 2016 and 2023 (including redesign practice), this readiness standard has been tested 12 times on the STAAR test. Videos explaining each problem can be found below. If you'd rather take a quiz over these questions, click here. The videos below are linked to each question in the quiz as answer explanations after the quiz is submitted.


To view all the posts in this 3rd grade TEKS review series, click here.

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