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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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