These exercises and activities are for students to use independently of the teacher to practice number properties.
write a decimal in expanded form, and vice versa
shade in tenths
identify digits in the tenths column
convert improper fractions involving tenths to both a mixed number and a decimal
add and subtract a tenth from a number
identify a number on a number line marked in tenths
Number Sequence and Order, AA (Stage 6)
- Write a whole number in expanded form
- Explain the role of the decimal point as separator of the wholes and the parts of a whole
- Explain what tenths are, and write them as both a fraction and a decimal (1/10 = 0.1)
- Model an improper fraction and a mixed number with materials
It is important that students develop a good sense of understanding of decimal palce value.
Comments on the Exercises
Asks students to write a number in expanded form using fractions. For example, 34.5 = 30 + 4 + 5/10
Asks students to write the expanded number as a one decimal place number.
Asks students to colour in the decimal tenths on a diagram. For example, 0.7.
Asks students to write mixed number fractions with a 10 as a denominator as a decimal. For example, 23/10 = 2.3.
Asks students to underline the digit in the tenths place.
Asks students to circle around the digit in the tens place.
Asks students to add one tenth to decimal numbers.
Asks students to subtract one tenth from decimal numbers.
Asks students to identify the digit in the tens place and in the tenths place.
Asks students to identify what number an arrow is pointing to on a decimal number line.