The first step in the activity was to match each card with a decimal number in standard form to the correct word form. Students were permitted to work alone or with one partner, and the matching didn't really take that long. I did have similar numbers (like 9.68, 9.068, 9.0068 etc), so that the students had to read carefully and take some time to compare those similar numbers.
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Using the standard form cards only (pic is blurry, sorry!), students ordered the numbers from least to greatest. I did not check these at this time, but instead had them write the correct order on their recording sheets so I could check later. However, as I walked around and checked in with students, I did find some that needed to have a conversation with me about why 2.006 is not larger than 2.06... this was a good opportunity for individual conversations.
After recording the order, students had to choose 5 of the numbers to write in expanded form.
It was a relatively quick activity (10-15 min), and it gave me a good picture of these skills at this point.
The decimal matching activity can be accessed for free above. It is also part of a larger Decimal Unit Resources file that can be found on TpT.