# Comparing Decimals Lesson Plan: Numbers and Operations- Fractions

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Comparing Decimals**, and supports the standard of comparing decimals to hundredths. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display a menu with prices, like this one:

Ask:

*How might you determine which drink is the most expensive? The least expensive?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Comparing Decimals topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Assign **Comparing Decimals Challenge** and **Quiz**, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about comparing decimals while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a weather report comparing temperatures from yesterday and today measured to the nearest hundredth of a degree.**Make-a-Map**: Create a concept map sequencing the steps to accurately compare two decimals using the strategy of your choice.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem involving comparing decimals. Challenge a classmate to solve.

**More to Explore **

**Related BrainPOP Topics**: Deepen understanding of decimals with these topics: **Decimals**, **Multiplying Decimals**, **Dividing Decimals****,** and **Converting Fractions to Decimals****. **

**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview**: Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.