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 six places at least.

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

Teaching activities