Here are some questions to make you think about decimal fractions:
How are decimal fractions written using decimal notation?
How are decimals and fractions related?
How can I model decimals fractions using the base-ten and place value system?
How can I write a decimal to represent a part of a group?
How does the metric system of measurement show decimals?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of each of these models?
What are the characteristics of a decimal fraction?
What is a decimal fraction and how can it be represented?
What role does the decimal point play in our base-ten system?
Today we are going to look to see if we can make any connections between fractions and decimals.
Taking a measuring tape 100cm long. Fold it in half. What can you tell me about what has happened? Now fold it in half again. What do you have now?