Comparing Decimals


In our Comparing Decimals lesson plan, students learn how to compare decimals to the thousandth place. Students complete practice problems in which they order numbers with decimals from greatest to least and use symbols such as <, >, and = to compare them.


Our Comparing Decimals lesson plan develops number awareness as students compare and order decimals through the thousandths place. Students are asked to work collaboratively to play a game in which they flip cards and the student with the higher number value wins, giving them practice with quickly identifying the value of numbers that include decimals. Students are also asked to work individually to order sets of numbers from greatest to least, write >, <, or = in equations to show the relationships between numbers with decimals, and more.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to compare and order decimals through the thousandths place.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.C.7, CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3.B

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