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Why use decimals?

The digit to the right of the point represents tenth parts. So 1.2 is one and two tenths.

Quick tips for tutors

Decimals includes:

  • The use of decimal place value and digits
  • Decimals in different contexts
  • How zero is used as a place holder and it’s importance
  • Writing decimals in word and digit form
  • Comparing the size of decimals
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with decimals
  • Approximations and rounding with decimals


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.



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