Fractions: Ordering (unlike denominators) Puzzle

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Four "jokes" that students solve by ordering fractions with unlike denominators.


Students compare fractions (either by estimating, finding common denominators, or converting fractions to decimals) and order them from least to greatest. Each fraction is associated with a letter. Once the numbers (and letters) are ordered correctly, students will solve the jokes. Jokes use simple word play such as, "Why is six afraid of seven?" "Because seven ate nine." 


Students should understand fraction and understand both how to compare fractions by using common denominators and how to convert fractions to decimals. Students must also be able to read at grade level to solve and understand the jokes.

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