A fraction is part of a whole number. Think of when you have money. When you have change in quarters, dimes and nickels, you have part of a dollar. You don't have the entire dollar. If you have 2 quarters you have 50 cents, or 1/2 of a dollar. If you have a birthday cake to share with your 7 friends, we cut the cake into 8 pieces, and you get 1/8 of a cake. We use fractions everyday with money, measurement, cooking and baking and many other things.
When we compare fractions, we are just looking at which one is bigger. Fractions are a bit more difficult to compare than whole numbers. Watch the video below to learn more about comparing fractions.
After watching the above video click the link below to practice comparing fractions.