Comparing Decimals With Tenths & Hundredths


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There are several examples here on comparing and ordering decimals. These examples also include guidance and tips on how to help your children develop an understanding of decimal place values.

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Mark the two decimal fractions on the number line and then compare them by circling either the word " greater" or "lesser". The first one is done for you.

0.2   and   0.6

decimal number line with 0.2 and 0.6 marked

0.2 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.6

0.5   and   0.9

decimal number line

0.9 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.5

0.4   and   0.1

decimal number line

0.4 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.1

0.3   and   0.8

decimal number line

0.3 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.8

0.7   and   0.6

decimal number line

0.6 is a   lesser / greater   fraction than 0.7

 

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Mark the two decimal fractions on the number line and then compare them by circling either the word " greater" or "lesser". The first one is done for you.

0.37   and   0.52

decimal number line with 0.37 and 0.52 marked

0.37 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.52

0.19   and   0.34

decimal number line

0.34 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.19

0.90   and   0.72

decimal number line

0.72 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.90

0.45   and   0.54

decimal number line

0.54 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.45

0.33   and   0.49

decimal number line

0.33 is a   lesser / greater   fraction than 0.49

 

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Mark the two decimal fractions on the number line and then compare them by circling either the word " greater" or "lesser". The first one is done for you.

0.55   and   0.8

decimal number line with 0.55 and 0.8 marked

0.55 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.8

0.6   and   0.42

decimal number line

0.42 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.6

0.2   and   0.91

decimal number line

0.91 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.2

0.29   and   0.1

decimal number line

0.29 is a   lesser / greater    fraction than 0.1

0.4   and   0.28

decimal number line

0.28 is a   lesser / greater   fraction than 0.4

 

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Compare each pair of decimals below using the < or > or = symbols.

 

1.

0.4   <    0.7

0.8   >   0.3

0.1   <   0.2

2.

0.8   <   0.9

0.4   <   0.6

0.5   >   0.1

3.

0.12   <   0.56

0.92   >   0.91

0.35   <   0.54

4.

0.6   >   0.23

0.5   =   0.50

0.2   <   0.35

5.

0.29   <   0.4

0.05   <   0.1

0.70   =   0.7

 

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Place the decimals below in order starting with the smallest fraction. The first one is done for you.

 

1.

0.45

0.5 0.21    0.21   0.45   0.5 
2.

0.1

0.9 0.7    0.1   0.7   0.9 
3.

0.56

0.3 0.16    0.16   0.3   0.56 
4.

0.15

0.1 0.01    0.01   0.1   0.15   
5.

0.10

0.3 0.25    0.10   0.25   0.3   
6.

0.4

0.2 0.9 0.3  0.2   0.3   0.4   0.9 
7.

0.03

0.1 0.3 0.13  0.03   0.1   0.13   0.3 
8.

0.20

0.3 0.14 0.1  0.1   0.14   0.20   0.3 

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Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (4NF07) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Decimals Worksheet shown above.

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.

Worksheet

Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions

 

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