# 6. Compare Fractions with same Numerators

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 Numerators Worksheet**, students compare fraction with same numerators. As the numerators are equivalent (same number of parts), the fractions with the smaller denominator (larger individual parts) 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.