 Basic Math | Fractions and Decimals | Prealgebra | Workbooks | Glossary | Standards | Site Map | Help    # More or Less: Comparing Differences with Hundredth Values

This activity has you working on a couple of skills. You will first need to identify the decimals. This "More or Less" activity works with numbers that have hundredths values. You'll have to do a little subtraction for step two. Decimal subtraction is just like subtracting whole numbers. The only thing you need to remember is to line up the decimal points in the first and second values. When you line up the points, you know you will be subtracting ones from ones, tenths from tenths, hundredths from hundredths, and the rest of the places in the right positions. We figured you were good at subtraction by now so we included borrowing in these problems.

The last step will be to compare the two differences. One of these differences will probably be larger than the other difference. Click on the correct choice in the center when you know which is larger. You may get two differences that are equal to each other. Click the equal sign when that happens. The big thing to remember is that subtracting decimals is just like regular subtraction. The only difference is that one little point.

Good luck and have fun.

## Directions

This type of activity challenges you to compare two values. You will be asked which value is greater or smaller for each question. Compare the two choices and click one of the center buttons. Those buttons will offer you the options of "Less Than", Equal To", and "Greater Than." Just click on the button with the correct answer. The next screen will show you the right answer.

You get a happy face for every correct answer and a sad face for every wrong answer. The quiz is over after ten (10) questions. Take the quiz again and again because all of the questions are random. Chances are, you'll get a new quiz every time. It's good practice to learn these basic arithmetic comparisons.

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