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Compare two decimals using a number line and comparison symbols

teaches Common Core State Standards 6.2D
teaches Common Core State Standards 5.2B
teaches Common Core State Standards 5.NS.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7
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Big Ideas: Decimals can be compared based on their size. Decimals have a whole number part to the left of the decimal and, to the right, a part representing less than one whole. The task represented in this lesson uses timed sports as the real-world context. Students will use their understanding of place value to order and compare decimal numbers using a number line. Students need to recognize the place value of the digits when given a decimal number. In learning how to locate and compare decimal numbers on a number line, students are laying the foundation for computation of decimal numbers in later grades. Vocabulary: decimal, decimal place value, compare, expanded form, word form, symbol, hundredths, tenths, thousandths Special Materials: Number line
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