# Ordering decimals: tenths and hundredths

Use this worksheet to encourage your child to practise ordering decimals. This activity focuses on the tenths and hundredths.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 4

## How do you order decimals?

Ordering decimals involves arranging decimal numbers from least to greatest, or from greatest to least. To do this, you can follow these steps:

• Look at the whole numbers: If the whole number part of the decimals is different, start by comparing these whole numbers. The decimal with the larger whole number is greater.
• If whole numbers are the same: Look at the decimal parts. Begin by comparing the digit in the tenths place, then the hundredths place, and so on.
• Add leading zeros: If one decimal has more decimal places than the other, add zeros to the shorter one so that they have the same number of decimal places. This helps in making a direct comparison.
• Compare digit by digit: Compare the digits in each corresponding place value. Start from the left and move to the right. The first digit where the decimals differ determines their order.