Decimal Fractions

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?


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