# 5. Compare Fractions with same Denominators

Compare simple fractions by reasoning about their size on an area model or where they point to, on a number line. It is important to recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. In **Compare Fractions with Same Denominators Worksheet**, students compare fraction with the same denominators. As the denominators or the number of parts are the same, the fraction with the greater number of parts (numerator) is greater.

### Common Core Alignment

**3.NF.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 the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.