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. 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.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Visuals of each example help break down the concepts being discussed
Cons

  • The instructor states that the decimal 0.2 can be written as 2/10, but she does not explain why this is so; be sure to review with the class
Common Core