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Throughout this book, key problems have been selected as “checkpoints.” Each checkpoint problem is marked with an icon like the one at left. These checkpoint problems are provided so that you can check to be sure you are building skills at the expected level. When you have trouble with checkpoint problems, refer to the review materials and practice problems that are available in the “Checkpoint Materials”.

This problem is a checkpoint for using place value to round and compare decimal numbers. It will be referred to as Checkpoint 1.

Use your knowledge of place value to round the decimals to the specified place in parts (a) through (c). Place the correct inequality sign (or ) in parts (d) through (f).

  1.  (hundredths) 

  1.  (thousandths) 

  1.  (tenths) 

  1.  _  

  1. __ 

  1. __ 

Check your answers by referring to the Checkpoint 1 materials located at the back of your book.

Ideally, at this point you are comfortable working with these types of problems and can solve them correctly. If you feel that you need more confidence when solving these types of problems, then review the Checkpoint 1 materials and try the practice problems provided. From this point on, you will be expected to do problems like these correctly and with confidence.

Answers and extra practice for the Checkpoint problems are located in the back of your printed textbook or in the Reference Tab of your eBook. If you have an eBook for Core Connections, Course 1, login and then click the following link:  Checkpoint 1: Using Place Value to Round and Compare Decimals