Lesson: Compare and Order Decimals
Lesson Objective
Lesson Plan
Standard 

6NSO.N2 – Compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals and mixed numbers and place them on a number line 6NSO.N5 – Identify and determine common equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, decimals and percents. 

Aim/Objective: 
Key Points 
· Compare and order decimals · Compare fractions and decimals 
· Compare decimals by comparing digits in the same place value · To compare fractions and decimals we should first put them both in the same format. 
Assessment: 

Compare 0.078 ____ 0.8
Order from least to greatest 0.5, 0.05, 0.55, 0.505
Compare ¼ ____0.14
Compare 3/5 ____ 0.6 

Lesson 

Warm Up: · 3 problems converting fractions to decimals · Review the key points of converting fractions to decimals – top number in the box. Divide.
Opening: · We are going to work today to compare decimal numbers · After we can compare decimals, we will work on comparing decimal numbers to fractions. Intro/Direct Instruction: · Model for students writing decimal equivalents. Highlight that 0.4 and 0.40 are the same number using a fraction model. · Have students write decimal equivalents to a certain place · Model for students that we can compare decimals using a decimal place value chart. The reason this helps is because it forces us to line up our digits according to their place value and therefore we can compare them easily. · Have students practice comparing decimals using a place value chart · Model for students ordering decimals – highlight that we should always look to see if we are ordering them from least to greatest or greatest to least. · Have students order decimals · Model for students comparing fractions to decimals · Tell students that the first thing we should do is put them in the same format – discuss the saying comparing apples to oranges – and that it’s harder to compare things that aren’t alike · Model for students comparing by changing both into decimals · Model for students comparing by changing both into fractions · Students practice comparing fractions to decimals · Students practice independently comparing, ordering decimals · Students independently practice compare fractions to decimals.
Closing · Review key points · Exit Ticket

Lesson Resources
Compare Order Decimals Exit Ticket Assessment 
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U5 L7 Between the Lines Compare Decimals and Fractions 
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U5 L8 Between the Lines Order Decimals Fractions 
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