Putting decimal place value to work

New Zealand Curriculum: Level 3-4

Learning Progression Frameworks: Multiplicative thinking, Signpost 6 to Signpost 7

Target students

These activities are intended for students who understand multiplication and division of whole numbers and who know most, if not all, of the basic multiplication facts. It is also expected that students have an existing understanding of whole number place value, to at least six places.

The following diagnostic questions indicate students’ understanding of, and ability to apply, decimal place value. The questions are given in order of complexity. If the student answers a question confidently and with understanding proceed to the next question. If not, use the supporting activities to build and strengthen their fluency and understanding. Allow access to pencils and paper but restrict calculator use to the questions that require it. (show diagnostic questions)

Teaching activities