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# Up and down with decimals

### Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to name the number ten, one, tenth, hundredth or thousandth more or less than a number.

### Link to the Number Framework:

Number facts, Stage 7-8

### What you need:

• Pen and paper

### What to do:

Draw the chart and ask your child to write a decimal number with 3 decimal places on the top line of the chart.

Ask your child to name the decimal ten, one, one- tenth, one- hundredth or one- thousandth more than the number. Then ask them write the number in the second row.

From the new decimal number ask your child to name the decimal ten, one, one-tenth, one-hundredth or one-thousandth more than that number. Then ask them write the number in the third row.

Keep going until every digit in the original has been changed.

For example:

 3 4 . 5 8 2 3 5 . 5 8 2 3 5 . 6 8 2 3 5 . 6 9 2 3 5 . 6 9 3 4 5 . 6 9 3

### He Kupu Māori:

 decimal number tau ā-ira row (of a chart) kapa chart tūtohi one more than kotahi te rahinga ake one tenth less than kotahi hautekau te itinga iho

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