Introduction to decimals
This is a set of resources I designed for a low ability year 7 group I teach to introduce the concept of decimals and their size and different ways of displaying them. I focus mainly on one and two decimal place numbers. It could lead to work on ordering decimals.
The student sheet is designed for them to fill in with place value and examples. There is then a shading sheet for tenths and one for hundredths. Finally there are some cards which contain 9 different 1 and 2 decimal place numbers where pupils have to sort into their groups - decimal number version, shaded version (using a 10x10 grid), number line version and a version where the decimal is spelled. This could develop into understanding that, say, 0.4 is larger than 0.18 - a common misconception.
There is a powerpoint attached that works through all this.
Happy to send powerpoint in earlier version or the worksheets in word to allow editing if you want.
Let me know how you get on with them.
I have a website, which I'm hoping to upload this and other resources. Please keep visiting as it develops and comments, criticisms keenly accepted.


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  • Decimals-start.pptx
  • decimals-tenths.pdf
  • decimals-hundredths.pdf
  • decimals-student-sheet.pdf
  • decimal-sort-cards.pdf

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Created: Nov 1, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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