Teaching Resource
Describe That Decimal Worksheet
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. If you have access to a set of decimal dice, students can roll to get a starting decimal. This is written in the box at the top of the worksheet. Laminate or slide into a dryerase pocket and use with a dryerase marker for added longevity.
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
 drawing a visual representation
 adding the decimal to a place value chart
 multiplying and dividing the decimal by 10; 100; and 1,000
 rounding the decimal to the nearest whole number, tenth, and hundredth
 adding 1, 0.1, and 0.01 to the decimal.
Use this worksheet as a math warmup, a guided math activity, or as a math center activity.
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Common Core State Standards alignment

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.C.6
Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram....

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.C.7
Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusion...

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.2
Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use wholenumber exponents to denot...

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.3
Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths....

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.3.A
Read and write decimals to thousandths using baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000)....

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.3.B
Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons....

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.4
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place....

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.7
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written me...
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