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Ordering decimals
Ordering decimals 256
Description
Exercise Name: Ordering decimals
Math Missions: 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Ordering decimals exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Algebra basics Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise practices use of the manipulative for putting numbers in order.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Put numbers in order: This problems provides a list of numbers. The user is expected to use the manipulative to move the numbers and ensure they are in increasing order.
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    Put numbers in order

Strategies

This exercise is medium to get accuracy badges because comparison in the decimal numbers can be subtle, but can be done with multiple numbers for comparison here. The speed badges are at best medium because the manipulative cannot be used very quickly.

  1. Speed can be increased with a touchscreen or a stylus.
  2. There seems to always be a number in the "hundredths" at the low end, so this might be a good starting point but not guaranteed.

Real-life Applications

  1. Fractions, decimals, and percents are used in many sports such as basketball to determine how many field goals the player has made over how many they attempted.
  2. Decimals are very common in shopping. Price tags, food labels, and receipts all contain decimals.
  3. At gas pumps, decimals are used to show how much gas is pumped and much it costs per gallon.

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