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. Print this resource on cardstock and slide into a dry-erase pocket. Use with a dry-erase marker for added longevity.

Students 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
• representing the decimal using a visual model
• 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
• writing the decimal in expanded notation.

We also have a version of this resource that replaces the visual representation with identifying an equivalent percent. Simply use the drop-down menu and select ‘PDF that includes percent’.

Use this worksheet as a math warm-up, a guided math activity, or as a math center activity.

Looking for an interactive version to use with your students virtually? We have you covered. Use the drop-down menu to select that option!

Curriculum

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.A.2

Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.A.3

Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

• 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

• 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 base-ten 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...