In this blog post I will share with you some ideas on how you can use money to **introduce decimals**. You will also find a free printable you can use during guided math groups to **compare decimals**.

## The Standards

Below are the standards that are covered in the following activities.

4.NF.7– I can compare two decimals to the hundredths place by reasoning about their size. I can justify the comparisons by drawing a visual model.

5.NBT.3– I can read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.

## Use Money to Introduce Decimals

The following bookmark can be used to review the place value system. Discuss the following:

- a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.
*Example:*the 4 in**34**has a value of 4, the 4 in**43**has a value of 40 - money & it’s value. one dollar = $1.00, one dime = $0.10, one penny = $0.01
- how many dimes/pennies are needed to make a dollar
- ways to model numbers (see picture below)

The following free math printable can be used to model different ways to represent a number.

The version below includes standard form, word form, fraction form, expanded form, and money. A blank version is included in the download.

## Comparing Decimals FREE Activity

The following activity can be used during small groups to introduce comparing decimals.

Students roll a number, model the number using money, and compare the numbers. A blank version is also included in the free download.

Don’t forget to place the activity sheets inside sheet protectors!

Fifth grade students will enjoy the following **cut and paste** activity! The following **math sorting activity** can be found **here*** (click to view)*.

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## More Decimals Activities!

The following resources are **interactive Google Slides**. Don’t have Google Classroom? No problem! Each set also includes a PowerPoint version.

## 2 thoughts on “Using Money to Help you Compare Decimals”

Thank you so much! We set up a store in the classroom this week. I will be using these sheets for our money talks! (4th/5th combined in Neskowin, Oregon)

I always knew decimals compared well with money and taught it as such in the classroom. Now as a homeschooling grandma, I’m at it again. Lol. Thanks for the help.