• DECIMAL PLACE VALUE

    Place Value Chart  
     *Remember, all the numbers after the decimal end with the letters "ths" and there are not any "oneths" in decimals.
     
    HOW TO READ A DECIMAL 
     
    1.   Read the number before the decimal just as you always have.
    2.   When you reach the decimal, say the word AND.
    3.   Read the numbers after the decimal like you always have.
    4.   SAY the NAME of the LAST place value position. 
     
    Watch this video to remind you how to read a number:   
     
    DECIMAL WORD FORM
     
    1. Read the number correctly.
    2. Write EXACTLY what you said.
     
    DECIMAL EXPANDED FORM
     
    1. Write (digit x place value) + (digit x place value) for all the digits in the number.
     
    Example: 
    56,782.946 in EXPANDED FORM is: 
    (5 x 10000) + (6 x 1000) + (7 x 100) + (8 x 10) + (2 x 1) + (9 x 1/10) + (4 x 1/100) + (6 x 1/1000)  
     
     COMPARING DIGITS IN A NUMBER
     
    1. Ask yourself if the first digit you are comparing is BIGGER or SMALLER than the second digit you are comparing.  Right either BIGGER or SMALLER in a circle. 
    2. Start at the first digit and place the number 1.
    3. Add zeroes until you get to the second digit.
    4. If you wrote bigger in the circle, it is the number you got using Steps 2 and 3.
    5. If you wrote smaller in the circle, your digit is 1/the number you got in Steps 2 and 3. 
     

    Compare Decimals

    FINDING THE VALUE OF A DIGIT
    1. Think about what place the digit is in.
    2. Write a fraction with the digit in the numerator and the place in the denominator. 
     
    Example = 89.567 Find the value of the 7.  Think - The 7 is in the thousandths place, so your fraction will be 7/1000.