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6.01 Tenths and hundredths


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We have previously worked with the fraction 1/10, which is also known as $1$1 tenth. Represent this fraction on the following number line. 

Plot $\frac{1}{10}$110 on the number line.

  1. 01


This video shows you how to write a number as both a fraction and decimal for numbers that are both tenths and hundredths.


Question 1

Look at the diagram.

  1. What fraction of the total squares are shaded?

  2. Write the fraction as a decimal.


When we looked at place value, we looked at how numbers can be written in a place value table so we can write and understand the value of a number. We started with the units column, then went up to tens, hundreds, thousands and so on. This video shows how we can use the place value columns for numbers less than $1$1 whole.


Question 2

Write the decimal $5.5$5.5 as an improper fraction.


Continuing on from tenths this video now looks at how we can extend to hundredths.


Question 3

Write the following fraction as a decimal:




$10$10 tenths make $1$1 whole.
$100$100 hundredths make $1$1 whole.




Recognise that the place value system can be extended to tenths and hundredths. Make connections between fractions and decimal notation

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