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Representing Decimal Numbers

What is this?
What do we use it for? How do we use it?
Thousands Hundreds Tens

Ones . Tenths

Hundredths Thousandths

Task #1
You have a place value flip chart at your groups. Use it
to represent the following numbers:
three hundred eleven
four thousand two hundred thirty and five tenths
twenty-five and 452 thousandths
one thousand and 20 thousandths
any number that is less than one hundredth by
more than five thousandths

Task #2
You are being given your own place value chart, please
have someone in your group get white board markers
for everyone.
Use your chart to represent the following numbers:
five hundred eight
one thousand eight hundred thirty-five and 3 tenths
ninety-nine and 176 thousandths
five thousand and 28 thousandths

Task #3
Based on what you know about place value and
decimals . . . .
1. What would one hundred thousandth look like
written as a decimal number?
2. What would eight millionths look like written as a
decimal number?
3. How would you write one thousandth as a
fraction?

Comparing Decimals
We can use Base 10 Blocks to help us compare decimals.
If we say: flat = 1
rod = 0.1
cube = 0.01
Can you determine the greater decimal in the following
pairs?

Try these on your own:


1. Draw a picture or use base 10 blocks to show why the
following statement is true.
0.85 > 0.4 > 0.13
2. How could you draw a picture or use base 10 blocks to
show whether or not this statement is true?
0.126 < 0.133
3. List five ways to make each statement true using the
digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the blanks.
_._ _ > _. _ _
4. Use all of the digits below to fill in the blanks to make
this true in two different ways.
0 0 1 2 3 3 4 6 6 6 8 8 9 9
_ _._ _ > _ _._ _ > _._ _ > _._ _