Compare Fractions

This applet can be used to experiment with fractions and develop a better understanding of the role of the denominator and the role of the numerator. Below are some possible activities:
  • Create several fractions with the same denominator and different numerators. Compare the fractions.
  • Create several fractions with the same numerator and different denominators. Compare the fractions.
  • Enter one fraction in the first two input boxes. Enter another fraction below it, equal to the first one. Use the slider "Compare Fractions" to check whether they are really equal.