Lesson

We have previously looked at how to plot decimals on a number line. Let's practice.

What number is shown on the following number line?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

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

We can zoom in and divide \dfrac{1}{100} into 10 equal pieces to show \dfrac{10}{1000}, which we can then use to plot thousandths.

This video shows us how.

Plot 0.332 on the number line.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

To plot a decimal with thousandths, we can plot the hundredth before and after the decimal and divide the line between them into 10 spaces, where each space represents a thousandth.

From the smaller hundredth, we can count to the right how many thousandths there are in the decimal.

This video shows how to read numbers off of a number line for numbers in the thousandths.

What number is shown on the following number line?

Worked Solution

Idea summary

10 hundredths make 1 tenth.

10 thousandths make 1 hundredth.

Compare, order and represent decimals.