Home > Grade Levels > Grade 5 >

Compare Two Decimals To Thousandths

Answer Keys Here

Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 5 Base Ten - 5.NBT.A.3.B

How to Compare Two Decimal Values - Learning decimals can be very tricky; especially when you have to compare decimal numbers with each other. In order to understand this, you need to learn about number 1; which is a whole. All decimal numbers are part of the whole 1. Let's further understand this with an example of two decimal numbers 0.54 and 0.85. Here, you are provided with two decimal numbers with an equal number of digits. With the following steps below, you can easily compare two decimal numbers. First, you will need to identify how closer each number is nearest to 1. Then the closest number to 1 will be the largest decimal number among the two. In this case, 0.85 is greater than 0.54 (0.85 > 0.54). It is simpler to compare decimal numbers when the number of digits is the same. However, for decimal numbers having unequal number of digits, we need to look at the decimal places of the number. If the tenth place of both decimals is different. Then simply, the number with the largest tenths value will be greater. For example: 0.45 < 0.72. In this case, 7 is greater than 4, so the greater decimal number is 0.72. These worksheets focus on comparing two distinct decimal values to the thousandths place (two-to-the-right).

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

I always had trouble remembering the greater than and less than sign as kid. Then I realized that you just point to the smaller value.

  • Homework 1 - Compare the numbers: 142.100 ______ 140.200
  • Homework 2 - Equivalent decimals have the same value. When you add zeroes to the right of a decimal, its value stays the same.
  • Homework 3 - Put these numbers in order from least to greatest.

Practice Worksheets

The hundredths' place value gives kids the most trouble on these for some reason.

  • Practice 1 - Use the symbols (<, >, or =) to compare the values.
  • Practice 2 - What number is equivalent to 624.3480?
  • Practice 3 - State the values in order from least to greatest.

Math Skill Quizzes

We test multiple skills on these and quiz 3 is the ultimate test of skill for students.

  • Quiz 1 - Straight symbol to compare decimals.
  • Quiz 2 - Find the equal values.
  • Quiz 3 - Order the values.