Teaching Resource

Describe That Decimal Worksheet

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 4 - 6

A worksheet to deepen students’ understanding of decimals.

Use this teaching resource to help consolidate your students’ understanding of decimals.

Assign each student a decimal, or allow the students to choose their own decimal. This is written in the box at the top of the worksheet.

Students then complete a range of activities to describe their decimal. Activities include:

  • identifying a decimal that is less than and greater than their chosen decimal
  • identifying an equivalent fraction and percentage
  • adding the decimal to a place value chart
  • multiplying and dividing the decimal by 10, 100 and 1000
  • rounding the decimal to the nearest unit, tenth and hundredth
  • adding 1, 0.1 and 0.01 to the decimal.

Display the completed worksheets around your classroom.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Karina Guerrero-Tapia

omg love love love love this!

Karina Guerrero-Tapia · Nov 24th, 2020


Hi Karina

It’s our pleasure to provide you with resources like this! So glad it is useful for you.



Janeen · Nov 25th, 2020

Jason Hosking

Can I suggest something similar for Stage 2? This would remove the thousandths place and percentage references.

Jason Hosking · Aug 17th, 2020

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Aug 17th, 2020

Resource Updates

  • Corrected the direction of the greater than and less than arrows at the top of the worksheet.

    Fix by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Sep 24th, 2017

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