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Comparing Decimals & Fractions: 8/29/11 to 9/2/11

Friday, August 26, 2011

Comparing decimals & fractions: Test FRIDAY! September 2!

5.2.9 Compare whole numbers, decimals and fractions using the symbols < (less than) , > (greater than), and =.
Tips: The MOST important step is to LINE up the decimals and numbers to ensure proper comparison between decimals. Children often want to say that since there are more numbers on the decimal side that it automatically makes it the decimal bigger. That is not the case with decimals.

Ordering Numbers:

Greatest ---> Least  12.9, 12.7, 11.4, 10.2, 10.1, 9.0

Least --> Greatest 1.5, 1.52, 1.6, 2.3, 2.31, 3, 4.5

Comparing Numbers:

3.99999999999999 < 4
0.9999999 <1
9.97654 > 9.97653
0.4= 0.40
1/4 > 0.33
5/6< 0.999

They will also have a LOT of mixed comparisons with decimals AND fractions!

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My name is Mrs. Hanah Burger. This is my 4th year teaching 5th grade math at Blythe-Bower Elementary, and I love what I do. My goal is to make as many math nerds out there to love numbers and change the world with their knowledge! I just finished my Masters, and I hope to one day go back for my EDs. I have two amazing kiddos, Mikaela (6) and Peyton (3), as well as a great hubby, Jonathan. They mean the world to me. :0D


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