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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

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

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

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?

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
_ _._ _ > _ _._ _ > _._ _ > _._ _