Fickle FractionsCompare pairs of fractions to identify the largest or smallest in order to move through the maze. Earn a trophy for finding the right door. 
Click on the largest
of these two fractions
\( \frac{2}{3} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{1}{4} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{1}{6} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{6}{8} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{1}{3} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{7}{8} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{5}{6} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{1}{5} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{6} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{4}{10} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{1}{5} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{4}{6} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{4}{10} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{2}{5} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{2}{5} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{1}{3} \)
LARGEST
\( \frac{2}{10} \)
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{3}{4} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{1}{4} \)
SMALLEST
\( \frac{1}{2} \)
\( \frac{2}{3} \)
LARGEST


Transum.orgThis web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available. Please contact me if you have any suggestions or questions. 
More Activities: 

Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician? Comment recorded on the 19 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Lesley Sewell, Ysgol Aberconwy, Wales: "A Maths colleague introduced me to your web site and I love to use it. The questions are so varied I can use them with all of my classes, I even let year 13 have a go at some of them. I like being able to access Starters for the whole month so I can use favourites with classes I see at different times of the week. Thanks." Comment recorded on the 21 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Trainor And His P7 Class(All Girls), Mercy Primary School, Belfast: "My Primary 7 class in Mercy Primary school, Belfast, look forward to your mental maths starters every morning. The variety of material is interesting and exciting and always engages the teacher and pupils. Keep them coming please." 
Each month a newsletter is published containing details of the new additions to the Transum website and a new puzzle of the month. The newsletter is then duplicated as a podcast which is available on the major delivery networks. You can listen to the podcast while you are commuting, exercising or relaxing. Transum breaking news is available on Twitter @Transum and if that's not enough there is also a Transum Facebook page. 

AnswersThere are answers to this exercise but they are available in this space to teachers, tutors and parents who have logged in to their Transum subscription on this computer. A Transum subscription unlocks the answers to the online exercises, quizzes and puzzles. It also provides the teacher with access to quality external links on each of the Transum Topic pages and the facility to add to the collection themselves. Subscribers can manage class lists, lesson plans and assessment data in the Class Admin application and have access to reports of the Transum Trophies earned by class members. If you would like to enjoy adfree access to the thousands of Transum resources, receive our monthly newsletter, unlock the printable worksheets and see our Maths Lesson Finishers then sign up for a subscription now: Subscribe 

Go MathsLearning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.  
Teachers  
If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows: 
Alternatively, if you use Google Classroom, all you have to do is click on the green icon below in order to add this activity to one of your classes. 
It may be worth remembering that if Transum.org should go offline for whatever reason, there are mirror sites at Transum.com and Transum.info that contain most of the resources that are available here on Transum.org. When planning to use technology in your lesson always have a plan B! 
Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments. 
© Transum Mathematics 19972021
Scan the QR code below to visit the online version of this activity.
Transum.org/go/?Num=863
Close
Level 1  Compare simple proper fractions with a half
Level 2  Compare proper fractions where one denominator is a multiple of the other
Level 3  Compare proper fractions with different denominators (one denominator is not a multiple of the other)
Level 4  Compare fractions with large numerators and denominators by simplifying the fractions first.
Level 5  Mixed questions
Fraction Lines  Sort a number of fractions (and decimals and percentages) in a line.
More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and selfmarking exercises.
Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.
See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.
You may also find a Fraction Wall useful.
Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.
Close