Lesson Plan

Common Core - Place Value Lesson to 1,000

Comparing Decimals to the Thousands
Caitlin M.
Academic Technology Specialist
Harpeth Hall School
Nashville, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages

Students will be able to...

  • Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. (5.NBT.A3)

  • Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. (5.NBT.A3b)

Grades 5
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1 Teacher Preparation

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2 Hook

Watch the “Decimals” video on BrainPOP. Answer any questions students may have after watching the video.

3 Direct and Guided Instruction

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Use Google Presentation to model how to compare decimals.

  • Explain the steps of comparing two decimals (to the thousands).
  • Work through several comparisons, modeling the process aloud.
  • Work through several comparisons with the entire class, receiving student input and giving feedback.
  • Split students into small groups to work through several comparisons together, then discuss the answers as an entire class.

4 Independent Practice

Assign time for students to work through problems related to the lesson individually on Think Through Math. These can be completed during class time or as homework.

5 Wrap-Up

Review student data from time spent working problems on Think Through Math. Answer any questions or address any problem areas that students might have during the next lesson.