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Compare Decimals Using a Number Line
Check out how a number line can be used to compare decimals to the thousandths place in the second of three videos. The instructor helps avoid the pitfall of thinking that a longer number equals a number of greater value. She then thoroughly walks through several samples, including a word problem, of comparing decimals on the number line.
2 mins 4th - 6th Math 10 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare Decimals Using an Open Number Line
Learn a new tactic for comparing decimals: the open number line! This is the final video in a five-part series on reading and writing decimals to the thousandths. Beginning with a review of greater than, less than, and equal symbols, the lesson continues with a discussion of how many times greater each place is than the previous place, and how greater numbers are to the left, lesser to the right.
5 mins 4th - 6th Math 18 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Video: Comparing Decimals
Use this video to show older elementary mathematicians that they can compare numbers using the same thinking that they did when they were in the first grade. Sal compares decimal numbers using the greater than and less than symbols. He shows how he stacks numbers to compare each place value and determine which number is greater.
1 min 4th - 6th Math 3 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Decimals (B)
Practice makes perfect with this decimals assignment, Arithmeticians compare thirty pairs of numbers to the thousandth place are compared. For each, they must write the correct sign: <, > or =. Add this to your collection of homework assignnments!
5th Math 9 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reading and Writing Decimals
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.
5th Math 69 Views 196 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
5th - 6th Math 34 Views 415 Downloads
Comparing Decimals--Wider Isn't Always Larger!
If a number is longer, does that mean it is greater? Use a number line application of the TI-73 to compare and order decimals. By the lesson plan's end, the class will understand that the longer decimal is not always the largest decimal.
5th - 6th Math 11 Views 293 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Decimals - mathmammoth.com
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.
3rd - 5th Math 8 Views 334 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Compare Decimals Using Fractions
Fractions have many applications, and in this video, they are translated into an opportunity to compare the relative size of decimals in word problems. A review of greater than and less than symbols kicks off the instruction, followed by a discussion of the common misconception that a longer number is greater in value.
4 mins 4th - 6th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare Decimals Using Base Ten Blocks
Use base ten blocks to gain a deeper understanding of how decimals stack up against each other. The fourth of five videos, it focuses on reading and writing decimals to the thousandths, using a thousand cube to represent one whole. Learners get to see two examples of comparing two numbers using the base ten blocks.
3 mins 4th - 6th Math 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Math Lesson Plan: Comparing Decimals
How can a zero affect place value? After going over the definition of a decimal and reviewing how to convert to a fraction, the whole group works to compare numbers with decimals where the zeros are in different place values. Emphasis is placed on the fact that zeros work differently in decimals than they do in whole numbers.
5th - 6th Math 10 Views 21 Downloads
Comparing decimals can be easy. Watch and learn how to line up four decimal numbers vertically and then starting from the left, compare each number in each place value to determine which is largest and which is smallest. This procedure is clear and because it's not a complicated topic, explained very well.
1 min 5th - 8th Math 7 Views 6 Downloads
Math in English Skills IX Exercise Book
Wouldn't it be great if you had a packet of worksheets that covered percents, adding, dividing, and comparing fractions and decimals? Click here and print a workbook with over 20 well-scaffolded pages that will help your class practice basic computational skills.
3rd - 6th Math 38 Views 29 Downloads
Complete problems using base ten blocks to see the difference in the place value of a decimal and how it affects a number's value. Learners compare decimal values as well. Ample time for discussion and modeling are allowed in the thoroughly laid out plans.
5th Math 7 Views 89 Downloads
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.
4th - 6th Math 27 Views 442 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Real-life Problems, Working with Decimals
Put your learners' decimal skills to the test with these five word problems. With space for students to write their work, the word problems contain addition and multiplication problems with money and measurement units. Use this resource as a quiz or an in-class activity to fully assess your class's comprehension.
4th - 5th Math 73 Views 181 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Working with decimals or money math? Give your class some practice with subtraction and place value. After solving 18 subtraction problems with decimals and money units, fourth graders work on two word problems. A great homework assignment or quiz after your math lesson.
4th - 5th Math 20 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Finance: Depreciation (Double Declining)
Of particular interest to a group of business and finance pupils, this lesson explores depreciation of automobile values by comparing the double declining balance to the straight line method. Mostly this is done through a slide presentation and the working of sample problems together as a class.
6th - 12th Math 43 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Study Jams! Compare Money Amounts
Elementary money makers are walked through five steps to compare two different amounts. RJ speaks slowly as animations display his explanations. He compares the price of a New York magnet to the amount of money his cousin has on hand to see if she can afford the souvenir.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Ordering Decimals
Which decimal is greater? Learners start by comparing eight pairs of decimals, writing in the symbol (> or <) to indicate values. The next two sections involve sets of three decimals. They start by circling the decimal with the greatest value in each set and then order sets from greatest to least.
4th - 6th Math 18 Views 17 Downloads