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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:

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

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

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

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Lesson Plan Common Core State Standards Alignments

Filed as:  3-5, BrainPOP, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4