Ordering Decimals Activities and Lessons

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3rd - 5th
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The Common Core and other state standards clearly want students to be able to work flexibly with ordering decimals and decimal place value. Sequencing decimals is a part of this understanding. These decimal lessons and activities can help and can get students really talking about math!

Although students also need to be able to move back and forth and convert between fractions (1/10) and decimals (0.1), this is really only part of the concept! Place value and number sense with decimals are key math skills in intermediate grades--and they aren't easy for many students.

What do I need to know?

  • These three "hands-on" activities help build true number sense with decimals.
  • Each activity can be done whole class or in small groups.
  • Each also has a follow up independent practice activity that can be used as homework, review, or even as a “quick quiz” to check understanding.
  • They are designed to be low ink for easy copying!

These 3 activities are geared toward teaching and/or reviewing decimal concepts that reinforce the following:

  • Decimals are numbers that let us see “wholes” and “parts” (like fractions)
  • We can put decimal numbers in order, just like whole numbers.
  • We can estimate with decimals to decide whether they are close to another “benchmark number” such as ½.
  • We can use symbols like <, >, and = with decimal numbers.
  • We can list decimal numbers that go between two other numbers.

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Looking for some additional place value resources?

Number Lines to 120 (Perfect to start the year in grades 3-5 or to use instructionally in grades 1-2)

Number Lines to 1,000

Number Lines to 1,000,000

Number Lines with Fractions and Decimals

Number Line Resource BUNDLE of 3 resources (Does not include the number lines to 120 resource)


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Fractured Fractions: Decomposing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Fraction Word Problems for Grades 4/5

Mind Boggling Math: Decimals Edition (Great for fast finishers, for math stations, and more!)


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.
Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.


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