Comparing decimals

4 videos
3 skills
Learn to tell which of two decimal numbers is bigger by thinking about place value.

Comparing decimals: difference in largest place value

VIDEO 4:24 minutes
Confused trying to determine which decimal is larger? Let's compare two decimals in this example. Remember that you're looking for the difference is the largest place value to find the larger decimal.

Comparing decimals: place value difference

VIDEO 2:08 minutes
It's not uncommon to be asked to compare two decimals and judge which one is larger. How do you do that? This video will gave you the confidence to answer that question.

Comparing decimals (tenths, hundredths, and thousandths)

Compare two decimals with digits up to the thousandths using >, <, and = symbols.

Comparing decimals challenge

Practice decimal comparison problems that stretch your place value understanding.

Comparing decimals: ordering from least to greatest

VIDEO 2:39 minutes
This is a fun example where we reorder decimals from smallest to largest. You're looking for the place value that is the most signifiant, and then working backwards.

Comparing decimals: ordering from smallest to biggest

VIDEO 1:28 minutes
Let's move the decimals around and reorder them from least to greatest. Hint: look at one place value and then compare it to the decimals before moving on to the next place value.

Ordering decimals

Order 5 decimals with digits up to the thousandths from least to greatest.