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.
In this unit, students will build on their understanding of decimals by working with numbers that include decimals in tenths, hundredths and thousandths place. Adding, subtracting and rounding with decimals will enable them to apply the strategies in new ways and enhance their understanding of the base-ten number system.
Challenge students to think about decimals while identifying numbers to the hundredths and thousandths. They'll discuss decimal attributes too. Use this lesson on its own or as support to the lesson Dividing Decimals: Estimation.