# Free Grade 4 Florida BEST Math Lesson

Are your students struggling with ordering and comparing decimals up to the hundredths place? Check out this free grade 4 Florida BEST Math lesson for 4.NSO.1.5 to review comparing decimals in your students’ math journals or printed into a booklet. The free lesson includes examples, guided practice, and independent center activities.

## Free Grade 4 Florida BEST Math Lesson Example Page

The lesson is clearly labeled with the standard, 4.NSO.1.5 at the top and the statement, I can plot, order and compare decimals up to the hundredths written across the top. This helps students understand what they are trying to accomplish and how they can be successful.

The place value chart is used to guide students through the steps needed to compare decimals.

The first example compares 4.2 and 0.42 to show students that the place value of the digits matter. The two numbers may have the same digits but 4 ones are greater than 0 ones so 4.2 is greater than 0.42 even though it the digits are the same.

The second examples also uses a labeled place value chart and compares two numbers containing the digit 7. Using the place value chart during instruction also helps students learn the tenth and hundredth place since it is new to them this year. Students are reminded to start with the largest place value on the left when comparing numbers. 0.07 is less than 0.7 because 0 tenths is less than 7 tenths.

I recommend making a large place value chart to hang in your classroom and using sticky notes to represent the digits so you can reuse it for multiple questions.

## Grade 4 Florida BEST Math Lesson Guided Practice

The guided practice still has the standard, I can plot, order and compare decimals up to the hundredths listed at the top.

There are two questions about comparing decimals for students to practice.

A blank place value chart is provided so students don’t have to draw it but can practice labeling the place values across the top and lining up the numbers to compare.

I recommend reminding them to start with lining up the decimals then filling in the place values and digits from there.

You definitely want to watch for students writing the numbers on the left of the chart and filling it in from there. This shows they have a place value misconception and don’t understand that the digits have different values.

## Florida BEST Math Lesson Independent Practice

There are several options for the independent practice. Included in the lesson, are 2 sorting activities, 12 task cards and a find the errors task.

Students can complete all of the activities or just the ones you think will benefit them the most.

They can be used during the lesson, as a center activity, a small group activity, or even sent home for homework.

Great for differentiate if students need different levels of support.

## How to Use This Florida BEST Math Lesson

This grade 4 Florida BEST math lesson was created to be completed in student’s interactive math journals, but it can easily be printed and made into it’s on booklet or printed as worksheets.

Great to leave with a sub or to review the standard as you prep for a test.

## My Favorite Items to Use with this Math Lesson

**Bright Paper**-I love using bright paper in the math journal because it makes it seem more special than a boring worksheet and it’s fun to color code by domain. Blue for Multiplication, red for fractions, ect. The Astrobrights Color Paper is my favorite!**Erasable Pens**-Erasable pens are amazing! I love using the different colors in my teacher math journal as I share steps and examples with the class. I previously used the Flair brand pens but hated making mistakes and the hassle of whiteout. The Pilot Frixion Erasable pens work great and are a must in any math class.**Paper Cutter**-Not sure what I did without my paper cutter. It saves so much time and keeps everything straight. I like to pass out the parts of a lesson one at a time, so nothing gets lost. Often, I’ll cut the pages of the journal up first to make it easier and more efficient for the class. This paper cutter is cute and just the right size for a classroom.

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## Download the Free Grade 4 Florida BEST Math Lesson

You can download a free 4th grade Florida BEST math journal lesson from start to finish here.

## What About the Rest of the Standards?

Several teachers reached out and asked for me to create more lessons for the other 4th grade Florida BEST standards.

There is a growing BUNDLE option available for you to check out if you what to start using these math lessons in your math journals.

This bundle will include a lesson for every number sense and operations standard. Each lesson follows the same format.