Introduction to Decimals

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Introduction to Decimals

Learning Objectives

Students would be able to identify and represent decimals. 

Activity 1: Using Dienes Blocks

In this activity, take Dienes blocks of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones. Use the blocks of thousands and hundreds to show the number places before the decimal point. Use the tens and ones blocks to show the decimal places after the point. Different numbers can be taken for practice and kids can be asked to represent decimal numbers using the same way. 

Activity 2: Using the Digital Number Line

This Digital Number Line by ArcBook is a great tool to learn the representation of decimal numbers, fractions, and whole numbers on the number line. The play and practice modes of the game ensure concept development as well as assessment. Do try!

Activity 3: Using Currency

In this activity, take money notes and coins of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones. Use the notes of thousands, hundreds, tens to show the number places before the decimal point. Use the coins to show the decimal places after the point. Different numbers can be taken for practice and kids can be asked to represent decimal numbers using the same way.