By Wilma T. Good on May 18 2018 21:35:35

As well as a printed blank hundred square, another way to visualise decimals is to make a decimal stick. Get a cane or long stick, place with tape a number 1 to the right hand end, then a 0 to the left. Ask them now to place 0.5 in the middle, then together work out where all the other decimal points should go.

In KS2 children are taught that decimals are another way of writing fractions. The hundred number square is a really good way of showing children the equivalence between fractions and decimals.

Children will be learning at school how to round up decimals to the nearest whole number. A fun way to practise this at home is to use regular dominos and establish that each piece is a decimal number (so a domino one with 3 dots and 4 dots is 3.4). Encourage them to play with the dominos, but with the rule that they can only, for example, join 2 dominos that are within 1.5 of each other. This will really get them thinking about what each decimal point represents. A number line can also be useful when rounding decimals.

Understanding decimals is vital for real-life, everyday maths. Phoebe Doyle offers some teacher tips to help your Key Stage 2 child understand what decimals are and how to use this knowledge in calculations.

ordering and comparing fractions decimals and percents worksheets ordering fractions decimals and percents worksheets pdf **decimals worksheets grade 5** percentages decimals and fractions worksheets comparing percents decimals and fractions worksheets *decimals worksheets for class 6* fractions decimals and percentages worksheets ks2 tes fractions decimals and percents worksheets 6th grade pdf __decimal worksheets grade 5 pdf__ comparing fractions decimals and percents worksheets pdf comparing and ordering fractions decimals percents and scientific notation worksheets comparing fractions percentages and decimals worksheets ordering fractions decimals and percentages ks2 worksheets