Standards for Grades 6-8, page 216

Visual images of fractions as fraction strips should help many students think flexibly in comparing fractions. As shown in Figure 6.2, a student might conclude that 7/8 is greater than 2/3 because each fraction is exactly "one piece" smaller that 1 and the missing 1/8 piece is smaller than the missing 1/3 piece.

visual image of fractions
Ineq Step 1