Identify the greater or lesser of two decimals
Objectives
Student will be able to:
compare decimals to determine which has a greater or lesser value.
arrange decimals with place values aligned vertically.
use the symbols for equals, greater than and less than correctly in a number sentence.
Introduction
John worked 32.1 hours and Mark worked 31.9 hours. Who worked more hours?
When you line up the digits by place value, you find that the ones place is the first to be different in each decimal.
Comparing the ones, you find that
2 > 1
, therefore, 32.1 > 31.9.
John worked more hours.
Exercises
Match the statement with the symbol that correctly completes it.
Statement
Symbol
1.
0.6 _____0.57
a.
>
2.
0.48 _____ 0.48
b.
<
3.
0.29 _____ 0.8
c.
=
Answer: 1-a, 2-c, 3-b,
Fill in the blank with >, <, or =.
4.
Compare.
0.07
0.7
<
4
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned
5.
Compare.
0.33
0.26
>
5
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned
6.
Compare.
0.10
0.3
<
6
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned
7.
Compare.
0.13
0.08
>
7
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned
8.
Compare.
0.16
0.16
=
8
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned
9.
Compare.
0.93
0.39
>
9
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned
10.
Compare.
0.52
0.64
<
10
.
Correct
Incorrect
Not Assigned