Lesson

We can partition decimals in the same way we partitioned whole numbers. Let's try this problem to review.

We have written a number in the number expander.

a

What is the value of the tens?

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b

What is the value of the hundreds?

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Idea summary

Numbers can be described using any place value such as thousands, hundreds, tens and units.

In this video we explore how to write numbers with decimals in expanded form according to their place value representation, we also continue making connections to fractions.

Fill in the box with the missing number. 0.496 = 0.4 + 0.09+ ⬚

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Idea summary

Number expanders help us to position the number in the correct place value column which can then help us write the number using partitioning.