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Compare two decimals using a place value chart

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/NBT/A/3/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
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Big Ideas: Decimals can be compared using corresponding place value. Each digit in a number has a specific value. Grade level expectations require students to compare two decimals to the thousandths place. This task uses the batting average of baseball players to incorporate the decimal value to the thousandths place. Once students are able to compare decimals to the thousandths, they will apply the skill as they compute with decimals and make reasonable computations. Vocabulary: compare, decimal, decimal place value, whole number, tenths, hundredths, thousandths Special Materials: Place Value Chart with values of each digit value labeled Sample place value chart - http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/place-value-chart-with-decimals-tothousandths.pdf