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Examples, videos, and solutions to help Grade 4 students learn how to use area models and the number line to compare decimal numbers, and record comparisons using <, >, and =.

Topic C: Decimal Comparison

Common Core Standards: 4.NF.7, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2

NYS Common Core Grade 4 Module 6, Lesson 10

Download Worksheet for Common Core Grade 4, Module 6, Lesson 10

Lesson 10 Concept Development

Problem 1: Compare pairs of decimal numbers using an area model. Record comparison using <, >, and =.

Problem 2: Compare decimal numbers on a number line. Record comparison using <, >, and =.

Problem 3: Compare decimal numbers using <, >, and =.



Lesson 10 Problem Sets

1. Shade the parts of the area models below, decomposing tenths as needed, to represent the pairs of decimal numbers. Fill in the blank with <, >, or = to compare the decimal numbers.
a. 0.23 ________ 0.4
b. 0.6 ________ 0.38
c. 0.09 ________ 0.9
d. 0.70 ________ 0.7

2. Locate and label the points for each of the decimal numbers on the number line. Fill in the blank with <, >, or = to compare the decimal numbers.
a. 10.03 ________ 10.3
b. 12.68 ________ 12.8

3. Use the symbols <, >, or = to compare.
a. 3.42 ______ 3.75
b. 4.21 _____ 4.12
c. 2.15 _____ 3.15
d. 4.04 ______ 6.02
e. 12.7 _____ 12.70
f. 1.9 ______ 1.21

4. Use the symbols <, >, or = to compare. Use pictures as needed to solve.
a. 23 tenths _____ 2.3
b. 1.04 _____ 1 one and 4 tenths
c. 6.07 _______ 6 7/10
d. 0.45 _____ 45/10
e. 127/100 _____ 1.72
f. 6 tenths ______ 66 hundredths


Lesson 10 Homework

1. Shade the parts of the area models below, decomposing tenths as needed, to represent the pairs of decimal numbers. Fill in the blank with <, >, or = to compare the decimal numbers.
a. 0.19 ________ 0.3
b. 0.6 ________ 0.06
c. 1.8 ________ 1.53
d. 0.38 ________ 0.7

2. Locate and label the points for each of the decimal numbers on the number line. Fill in the blank with <, >, or = to compare the decimal numbers.
a. 7.2 ________ 7.02
b. 18.19 ________ 18.3

3. Use the symbols <, >, or = to compare.
a. 2.68 ______ 2.54
b. 6.37 _____ 6.73
c. 9.28 _____ 7.28
d. 3.02 ______ 3.2
e. 13.1 _____ 13.10
f. 5.8 ______ 5.92

4. Use the symbols <, >, or = to compare. Use pictures as needed to solve.
a. 57 tenths _____ 5.7
b. 6.2 _____ 6 ones and 2 hundredths
c. 33 tenths _______ 33 hundredths
d. 8.39 _____ 8 39/10
e. 236/100 _____ 2.36
f. 3 tenths ______ 22 hundredths

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