This number sense developing activity is fun, and low prep. It is great for the whole class or a small resource group. Teach children personalized concepts on decimals and place value as the teacher is the one coming up with the decimals to examine. Simply print the 2 pages back-to-back and slip into a clear protective page holder.
Listen and Write (2 rows)
Say, and repeat three times a decimal number such as “62.4”. Students have to write this number in the first row using the correct place value.
Say a second number for students to write in the second row. For example, “62.04”, “603.20 and 630.20” or “54.6 and 54.60”. Depending on the two numbers you choose, it can help the students visualize what difference one changed number can make.
Students rewrite the two decimal numbers on the two lines and write <,> or = in the circle.
Write the Words
Simply choose one of the given decimals (or both) and write them down using words rather than numbers. Ex: sixty-two and four tenths or sixty-two and four hundredths.
Listen and Write (1 row)
Say, and repeat three times a decimal number such as 456.31.
Write the value of the number in the place value. Ex: Value of the 4 is 400, 5 is 50, 6 is 6, 3 is 0.3, 1 is 0.01.
Decompose the Number
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Savvy Elementary Teacher