Lesson Plan


This centers-based lesson on expanded notation is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to compare decimal numbers with a short engaging lesson, hands-on sorting activity, practicing writing about a word problem comparing decimal numbers, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Pre-K


Comparing Decimal Numbers



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-07-08.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 1
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

Comparing Decimal Numbers is a lesson plan for upper elementary school students with a time-line for the lesson and a basic explanation of each part of the lesson. The practice activities include a word problem and tiered practice problems. The word problem has a specific format for answering the question that must be from a certain school system. The lesson presentation is saved as a “Notebook” and was not able to be opened or viewed by the CRS Reviewer. There is also a hands-on activity where students order decimal cards based on the number and picture of each number. It’s a good practice activity. While the overall lesson appears to be a strong one, without being able to see the presentation, the CRS Reviewer cannot fully review these activities.

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