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Assessment resource Comparing fractions: strategies: assessment

TLF ID L9771

Test your understanding of fractions. Decide which one of a pair of fractions is larger, or if they are the same. Choose which strategy you used to compare the two fractions. Answer 9 or 12 questions, depending on your answers. Receive a report showing all of your answers and the strategies you chose. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students compare and order two fractions.
  • Students identify the strategies they use to compare two fractions.
Educational value
  • Assesses the student's understanding of fraction size through comparison of fraction pairs.
  • Provides a dynamic pathway, with the next set of questions seen by the student being dependent on the number of correct responses to the previous set.
  • Requires students to choose the strategy they used to compare a pair of fractions: for example, making the bottom number the same.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
  • Provides information to assist teachers in identifying the level at which student is able to successfully compare fractions.
  • Provides a mechanism for the student and teacher to comment on the student's learning progress.
Year level


Learning area
  • mathematics
  • Mathematics/Number and algebra
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling;
    • Estimation

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Jenni Way
    • Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Script writer
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Gayl O’Connor
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Annie Mitchell
    • Address: North Melbourne VIC 3051 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
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    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.