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Compare Decimals (Grade 4)


Videos, solutions, and lessons to help Grade 4 students learn to compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.

Common Core: 4.NF.7

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can justify the comparison of two decimals by reasoning about their size and using a model.
  • I can compare decimals to the hundredths place.

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Common Core for Grade 4

Decimal Comparison
In this lesson you will learn how to compare decimals using models, place value chart and number line.
Comparing and Ordering Decimals
In this lesson you will learn how to compare decimals by using the money model and base-10 blocks.

Compare Decimals
Understand how to compare decimals using the number line and place value chart.
Comparing and ordering decimals
Step 1: Stack the numbers on top of each other lining up the decimals. Add a 0 if needed.
Step 2: Compare starting from the left
Step 3: Order the decimals according to the question.

Comparing and arranging decimals using place values.

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