Task# Drawing Pictures to Illustrate Decimal Comparisons

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is for students to compare decimal numbers using pictures or diagrams. Using such visual representations helps develop a deep understanding of the base-ten system and underscores that the relative place value of the digits can be more important than the value of the digits as numbers between 0 and 9. For students to be able to compare decimal numbers using these kinds of pictures, they should have familiarity with using base-ten blocks or bundled objects to represent decimal numbers in multiple ways.