Use as a math station or small group activity.
Students can practice matching standard form, word form, expanded form, and picture representations of decimals, as required in the Common Core. This is a perfect activity to use before students have mastered the different forms and are not yet ready to create/write them independently.
This activity aligns with the mathematical practice- Modeling with Mathematics
It meets Common Core Standards:
5.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
5.NBT.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is
multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.