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COMPARING WITH NEGATIVES

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NS 1.1 Compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers and place them on a number line Objective: Discover how the ordering for negative numbers differs from ordering positive numbers Learning target: Answer at least 3 of the 4 comparing fraction and decimal questions correctly on the exit ticket.

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How do we compare numbers using a number line? The farther to the right a number is, the greater it is. -5 < -2 < 0 < 3 < 5 Therefore, when comparing a positive and a negative number, ____________________ the positive number is always greater.

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How do we compare negative numbers? The closer a negative is to 0, the greater it is (since it is farther to the right).

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, or = -3 -10 -0.48 -0.5 -3 > -10 -0.48 -0.5 -4 is closer to 0 than -5 is, so -0.48 > -0.5

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Order from least to greatest: 0.0 -0.3 0.9 -0.5 -5 is the least -3 is the second least 0 is the third least 9 is the greatest

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Which letter(s) can we eliminate right away? How do you know these letter(s) cannot be correct?

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