Lesson 5

Compare and Order Decimals and Fractions

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare and order fractions and decimals to the hundredths.

Lesson Narrative

In a previous unit, students compared and ordered fractions. Earlier in this unit, they did the same with decimals. In this lesson, students compare and order tenths and hundredths in both fraction and decimal notations.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Compare and order fractions and decimals to the hundredths by reasoning about their size.

Student Facing

  • Let’s put fractions and decimals in order.

Required Materials

Materials to Copy

  • Order Once, Order Twice

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2–4.

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 25 min
Activity 2 10 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

In upcoming lessons, students will continue thinking about place value, but will work toward much larger whole numbers. What do you know about students’ current understanding of place value that would be important to keep in mind moving forward?

Suggested Centers

  • Rolling for Fractions (3–5), Stage 1: Equivalent Fractions (Supporting)
  • Get Your Numbers in Order (1–5), Stage 4: Denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 100 (Supporting)

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