Compare Fractions
3rd Grade


Alabama Course of Study Standards:
15.b

Compare two fractions with the same numerator or with the same denominator by reasoning about their size
(recognizing that fractions must refer to the same whole for the comparison to be valid). Record comparisons
using < , >, or = and justify conclusions. 
Arkansas Academic Standards:
3.NF.A.3.D

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. Record the results of comparisons with symbols (>, =, <) and justify the conclusions (e.g., by using a visual fraction model) 
Arizona  K12 Academic Standards:
3.NF.A.3d

Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Understand that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify conclusions. 
Common Core State Standards:
Math.3.NF.3d or 3.NF.A.3.D
Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS):
3.NF.3.d
Mississippi College and CareerReadiness Standards:
3.NF.3d

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. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols
>, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual
fraction model. 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
3.NR.4.2

Compare two unit fractions by
flexibly using a variety of tools
and strategies. 
North Carolina  Standard Course of Study:
3.NF.4

Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size, using area and length models, and using the >, <, and = symbols. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole with denominators: halves, fourths and eighths; thirds and sixths. 
New York State Next Generation Learning Standards:
3.NF.3.d

Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons rely on the two fractions referring to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions. e.g., using a visual fraction model Note: Without specifying the whole, the shaded area could
represent the fraction 3/2 (if one square is the whole) or 3/4 (if the entire rectangle is the whole). 
Tennessee Academic Standards:
3.NF.A.3.d

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. Use the symbols >, =, or < to show the relationship and justify the conclusions. 
Wisconsin Academic Standards:
3.NF.A.3.d

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 < ). 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
CC.2.1.3.C.1

Explore and develop an understanding of fractions as numbers. 
Pennsylvania Core Standards:
M03.AF.1.1.5

Compare two fractions with the same denominator (limit denominators to 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8), using the symbols >, =, or <, and/or justify the conclusions. 
Florida  Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking:
MA.3.FR.2.1

Plot, order and compare fractional numbers with the same numerator or the same denominator 
Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE):
3.NR.4.2

Compare two unit fractions by
flexibly using a variety of tools
and strategies. 
