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Counting in Decimals

Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to count in decimal number sequences.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number facts, Stage 7-8

What you need:

  • Pen and paper

What to do:

  • Ask your child to write a decimal number with 2 decimal places. For example 35.67
  • Take turns to name the decimal one hundredth more than that number. Have 3 or 4 turns each.
  • Ask your child to write another decimal number with 2 decimal places. Take turns to name the decimal one hundredth less than that number. Have 3 or 4 turns each.
  • Extend the activity by asking your child to write a decimal with 3 decimal places and count forwards and backwards in hundredths or thousandths.

What to expect your child to do:

  • To be able to count forwards and backwards in decimal number sequences.

You can make this activity easier by starting with tenths decimals, for example 14.8.

If your child has difficulty then work with them to write the sequence then read the decimals.

He Kupu Māori:

tenths hautekau
hundredths haurau
decimal places mati ā-ira
decimal number tau ā-ira
thousandths haumano

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