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Comparing Decimals Teacher Resources
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Decimals are quite often confusing for young mathematicians. Pupils engage in three activities: writing decimal names, understanding place value, and comparing decimals to thousandths. At the end of the lesson, there is a motivating game called beat the clock which will test your students' ability to correctly write decimals. A terrific lesson which should help your mathematicians gain confidence in this important area of math.
In this math worksheet, students are introduced to decimals by first studying pattern blocks showing a number with tens, ones and tenths. Students locate decimals on number lines and rulers and shade decimal pictures. Students compare decimals with < and > signs. There are also problems which involve rounding decimals. There are 6 pages of problems.
A two-page assignment walks mathematicians through how to tell which decimal in a pair is greater. The page uses yellow highlight to emphasize the numerals in question, making the lesson much easier to follow. Learners locate decimals on a number line to compare them, and then write them in place value tables to compare them. They write the grreater than and less than symbols accordingly. Excellent practice!
Fifth and sixth graders compare decimals to the place-value structure in the base-ten number system. They represent fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a set, as locations on a number line, and as divisions of whole numbers. Pupils solve addition or subtraction word problems using fractions with like denominators. Everyone solves multi-step number sentences and word problems using whole numbers and the four basic operations.
Students investigate comparing and ordering decimals. In this elementary mathematics lesson, students employ technology (TI-73) to explore decimals. The lesson is designed to clear up a common misconception in that students believe that the larger decimal number is always the one with more digits.
Part lesson, part worksheet, this handout walks math minors through the comparison of two decimal numbers. It teaches them the trick of tagging zeroes in to get the numbers to be the same length to better understand place value. A set of practice problems is provided so that pupils can practice comparing decimals using greater than and less than signs.
In this decimals and percents worksheet, 8th graders solve 26 different types of problems that include expressing numbers as a decimal and a percent. Then they change each number to fractions and determine the unknown number for each given sentence. Students also round numbers as indicated for each problem.
Young scholars use reciprocal learning to coach one another in review of their prior learning about decimals. In this peer reciprocal learning decimal review lesson, students participate in conversation, accountability, roles and relationships, and examining the process. By reviewing in this way, they will have the benefit of the social aspect to assist them in learning at a deeper level.
Find here three printable math skills practice pages. The first simply asks learners to fill in the inequality signs for the comparison of two decimals. No number exceeds the hundreds place. Worksheet two compares fractions in tenths or hundredths. In the thrid worksheet, mathematicians compare decimal and fractional values, again of both tenths and hundredths. Answer keys are provided for all three assignments.
Your math class will investigate different forms of the same number: fractions, decimals, exponents, percents, and scientific notation. They study the term equivalent and learn how to perform mathematical conversions. Pupils also cover important math definitions that are needed to proceed through the lesson.