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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. Then, multiple examples of decimals are placed on a number line, with a discussion of how to figure out where to place each decimal.
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. 
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.
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.
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's end, the class will understand that the longer decimal is not always the largest decimal.
Young scholars examine the different methods used to compare and order decimals. They participate in hands-on activities to order and compare decimals on their own.
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.
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.
In this comparing decimals activity, students compare numbers with decimals up to the hundredths place. Students complete 13 problems.
In this comparing decimals activity, students compare numbers with decimals in them by inserting the correct symbol. Students complete 10 problems.
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.
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. Then, two word problems are walked through step-by-step. This is the first of three lessons focused on comparing two decimals to the thousandths place.
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.
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.
Constructing decimals correctly is a crucial concept for elementary learners to grasp. Here, have the young mathematicians in your class explore standard and expanded form while comparing decimal values. This unit is taught while examining Olympic events.
Students investigate place value and decimals during baseball related activities. In this place value lesson, students explore place value with decimals. Resources are included.
For 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.
In this decimal place value chart worksheet, students work independently to fill in the blanks on the chart so that the numbers equal out correctly and the missing words are stated correctly.
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!
Learners comprehend the meaning of percents. They practice how to convert a decimal or a fraction to a percent. Students convert a percent to a decimal. They identify the numbers in a percent problem. Learners practice the process of solving percent problems using proportions.

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