The decimal place value is used to name a part of a whole or a part of a collection.
This is most commonly found in money.
For example, one dollar and twenty-three cents is shown as 1.23.
In that example, the 3 represents 3 one-hundredths of a dollar and the 2 represents 2 tenths of a dollar.
Another example may help. In the picture below, the block represents a collection of smaller blocks. The highlighted area shows a part of the collection, in this case, 0.2 or 2 Tenths of the whole.
As you progress into further divisions of the whole, you get in to hundredths, thousandths, and so on. I created a Place Value Chart for decimals you can use alongside your worksheets.
This example, shows the next division of decimal points. Highlighted here you see 26 hundredths of the collection.
I know that was kind of a quick over-view of decimals and place value, but your child should be able to use that information to complete the worksheets below.
If you find that he is struggling with the information, be sure to check out the related pages below for more help with decimals and place value.
The worksheets are simple. On each page there are six different blocks that look like the ones above. Each block has a certain portion shaded. Write the shaded portion on the line provided.
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