 # 6.03 Decimals on a number line

Lesson

Remember when we used a number line to order whole numbers? Let's practice.

Plot the following numbers on the number lines:

1. Plot $3$3 on the number line below.

2. Plot $528$528 on the number line below.

3. Plot $700$700 on the number line below.

## Learn

When we divide $1$1 unit into $10$10 equal pieces, it is broken into $10$10 tenths, as shown below. This video looks at how to plot and read tenths on a number line.

### Apply

##### Question 1

Plot $0.3$0.3 on the number line.

## Learn

When we divide $1$1 unit into $100$100 equal pieces we end up with hundredths.  We can also get the size of $1$1 hundredth by dividing $1$1 tenth up into $10$10 equal pieces, as shown below.  This video looks at how to plot and read hundredths off a number line.

### Apply

##### Question 2

What number is shown on the following number line?

Remember!

$10$10 hundredths make $1$1 tenth. The larger the number, the further to the right it will be on a number line.

### Outcomes

#### VCMNA159

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