The following worksheets will help your students practice placing numerical values in the correct order.

Before you order a series of decimal values you must first evaluate each value individually and then compare all the values. We would start by looking at the tenths place. The tenths place that has the largest number, is the greater value. There will be many times when two values will have the same exact tenths place. In this case, move to next place value in line which is the hundredths column and evaluate those numbers for each value. If they are the same, move on to the next place value (thousandths). You will continue this on until you have one value great than the one next to it. Once you have compared the values, you would order them least to greatest, unless you are instructed differently.

This collection of worksheets has students compare the relative values of decimal numbers. This really comes down to students understanding the meaning of place values. I would definitely start off by reviewing place value with students and show them that every successive move to the left is a ten times increase and vice versa on the move to the right. We not only have them compare the values of decimals, we also ask them to order the values from least to greatest. Numbers may be a mix of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. These worksheets provide a variety of opportunities for students to practice of comparing and ordering whole numbers, fractions, and decimals from the tenths to the thousandths.

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Putting Decimals in Order

This worksheet provides step-by-step instructions on how to compare decimals and put them in ascending order. It includes two practice problems.

Ordering Decimals

Students will practice ordering decimals from smallest to largest. Ten problems are provided.

Comparing Decimals

Students will compare two decimals and indicate which is the largest. There are ten practice problems.

Smallest to Largest

This worksheet explains the process of ordering numbers. Students will solve six practice problems ordering an assortment of decimals and whole numbers.

Ordering Whole Numbers and Decimals

Presented with four numbers, students will compare the numbers and write them in ascending order. Numbers range from whole numbers to decimals in the thousandths.

Quick Review: Ordering Numbers

This worksheet provides students an opportunity to practice comparing and ordering numbers. Problems include greater than/less than and placing numbers in both ascending and descending order.

Ordering Decimals and Fractions

Students must convert fractions to decimals in order to compare and order three numbers in a series. This worksheet includes an explanation and two practice problems.

Placing Numbers in Ascending Order

In each problem, students will compare and order three numbers. Numbers are an assortment of fractions and decimals to the tenths and hundredths.

Ordering from Least to Greatest

Each problem presents three numbers: an assortment of fractions and decimals to the tenths and hundredths. Students will compare and order the numbers.

Comparing and Ordering Mixed Format Numbers

Each problem provides students with an opportunity to compare a series of three numbers and put them in ascending order. Includes an assortment of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals to the tenths and hundredths.

Least to Greatest

Students will put ten sets of three numbers in order from least to greatest. Numbers are a mix of fractions and decimals.

Putting Mixed Numbers in Order

This worksheet provides three practice problems. Students will compare three assortments of numbers that include fractions and decimals to the hundredths.