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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.
In this decimals worksheet, students review how to compare decimal numbers using value places. Students then use number lines to compare the first three decimal comparison problems. Students finish by comparing the decimal numbers with a greater than or less than sign and may use place value charts for help.
Comparing and rounding decimals are skills that take practice. This presentation does a great job of clearly showing how to do these techniques, and has many slides where learners get practice while being guided through all of the steps. This would be an ideal presentation to use at the beginning of a unit on 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 1st 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.