What our Order Decimals lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Order Decimals is a lesson for 3rd graders and 4th graders. You will likely only need one class session to complete it. Students will learn how to order decimals through the thousandths place in either ascending or descending order. The “Options for Lesson” section on the classroom procedure page contains several suggestions. You may want to incorporate one or multiple into your instruction.
There are three pages of content that describe how to order the decimals to the one-thousandths place. Students can line numbers up from smallest to largest or from largest to smallest. The lesson reminds them that ascending means smallest to largest, and descending means largest to smallest. They will draw upon the knowledge they have of ordering whole numbers and apply it to decimals.
The lesson provides a place value chart that displays the millions to the millionths places. They can use the chart to help them align numbers and correctly identify the digits’ place values. Students will review three examples of numbers to solidify their knowledge. The summary at the end of the content pages is concise and easy for them to follow if they need to refresh their memory.
SOLVE THE PROBLEM ACTIVITY
For the activity, you will need to print the worksheet on different colored paper. You will have several posters that match the colors you printed that list a group of numbers. Students will go to the poster that matches their colored paper and order the numbers on their worksheet.
ASCENDING AND DESCENDING PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice worksheet requires students to order groups of numbers. There are three groups total. For two groups, students will use ascending order. For the other group, they will write the numbers in descending order.
ORDER DECIMALS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
Similar to the practice worksheet, the homework assignment requires students to put numbers in ascending and descending order. Then they will answer a question about what the most important thing to do is before ordering decimals.
FILL IN THE BLANKS QUIZ
For the quiz, students will fill in the blanks in five statements that describe how to order decimals.