# Which is Bigger, Faster, Farther?

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 30 - 45 mins

Topic: Comparing Decimals to the Thousandths

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will compare decimals to the thousandths >, <, = by comparing weight, speed, or distance in a comic.

Know Before You Start:

• Students should already know how to read decimals to the thousandths and be familiar with comparing values of decimals.

• Students will need decimal cards e.g., index cards with random decimal numbers written on them, up to the thousandths place.

Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic.

• Do you agree with the decimal comparison? How do you know?

Activity:

• Have each student choose two decimal cards

• Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-to-four-panel comic, in which two characters compare their decimals in the context of weight, speed, or distance.

• Remind students to:

• Use >, <, = to compare their decimals.

• Justify/explain their comparison.

Closure: Have students share their comic with a partner. Partners will state if they agree with the decimal comparison.

Differentiation:

• Display a class created anchor chart on comparing decimals.

• Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

• Adjust the decimal values to meet individual needs.

Resources:

• Comic to print or display: Comic.
• Teacher created decimal cards.

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