Lesson

In previous lessons we have practiced writing and recognising decimals . This skill will help us when we identify patterns involving decimals.

How do we write the number 28.086 in words?

A

Twenty eight units and eighty six thousandths

B

Twenty eight thousand and eighty six

C

Twenty eight units and eight hundred and six thousandths

Worked Solution

Idea summary

One thousandth is written as 0.001 with a\,1 in the thousandths place with 0s as place holders.

This video looks at how to identify the rule and continue a pattern involving decimals.

Complete the pattern: 4.2, \, 4.0, \, 3.8, \, ⬚, \, ⬚, \, ⬚ .

Worked Solution

Idea summary

To continue patterns with decimals, we look for how our numbers are changing. Then we can continue the pattern.

This video looks at some pattern concepts where we cross over whole number values, and places.

Consider the following pattern. 1.8, \, 1.5, \, 1.2, \, ⬚, \, ⬚, \, ⬚

a

What is the pattern?

A

Subtract 0.03

B

Subtract 3

C

Subtract 30

D

Subtract 0.3

Worked Solution

b

Complete the pattern.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When continuing a pattern, we need to make sure we remember the place value we are looking at, so we can regroup if necessary.