When Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won a race by .01 of a second, we saw how significant a hundredth of a second can be! This series offers practice with decimals to build a solid understanding of the place value system.
From practicing place values to rounding, our materials help make decimal numbers easy. Teach your students how to compare decimal numbers while working with money or get them to play a game that reinforces tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. After working with these resources, your students will be on point and ready to tackle decimal addition.
You have a point. As students enter upper-elementary grades they should start to learn about decimal numbers. A decimal number is a number that includes a decimal point. One of the first things students will need to learn when working with decimal numbers is place values, specifically the values of numbers to the right of the decimal point. These resources help students working with decimal numbers to identify the tenths place, hundredths place, and thousandths place as well as learn how to round and compare decimal numbers. Lessons for teaching about decimal numbers include instructions on ordering decimal numbers from least to greatest on a number line and real-world applications, such as using decimal skills to add up the cost of a back-to-school shopping spree! Worksheets also help students convert decimal numbers to fractions. Working with and understanding the relationship between decimals and fractions is an important math skill for students.