Compare decimals and create a beautiful stained-glass picture with this color-by-number worksheet.
Comparing Decimals Worksheet
Are your 4th-grade students learning how to compare decimals? In order to compare decimals, you first need to line up the decimal points and then compare the digits one by one, starting from the first digit to the right of the decimal point. If a digit in one decimal is larger than the corresponding digit in the other decimal, then the decimal with the larger digit is greater. If all the digits are the same, then the decimals are equal. For example:
0.5 is less than 0.8 because 5 is less than 8.
1.2 is greater than 1.19 because 2 is greater than 1.
1.00 is equal to 1.0 because all digits are the same.
Teach Starter has created a color-by-number worksheet where students will answer 15 questions where they must compare decimals and color the answer according to the key in each box. Most of the numbers on this worksheet include decimals to the tenths or hundredths place. After coloring in the spaces on the worksheet, students will create a beautiful stained-glass picture!
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
If there are students who would like an additional challenge, encourage them to create an addition or subtraction equation to equal 10 of the numbers from the grid.
For students who need additional support, encourage them to reference an anchor chart or poster reminding them of the rounding rules and place value positions.
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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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