In this activity, students learn to compare and order decimals. They learn to measure decimals by using the Number Line application.
Before the Activity
See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
If you do not have the Number Line App installed, click the link at the right to download and install.
Print pages 41 - 45 from the attached PDF file for your class.
During the Activity
Distribute the pages to your class.Run the NUMLINE application on the calculator
Enter two decimal numbers with a difference of 0.1 and observe the numbers on the number line
Observe that the larger of the two numbers is to the right of the smaller number
Similarly compare two more decimal numbers with a smaller difference between them
Follow the Activity procedures:
After the Activity
Students will collect data and analyze the results.As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary
Review student results: