Place value of decimals
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In this lesson you will learn about place value of decimals, and how to work with place value grids.
This lesson includes:
- a learning summary
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Decimal place values
We use a decimal point to separate units from parts of a whole, such as tenths, hundredths, thousandths, etc.
- 0.1 is a tenth, 1/10, of a unit
- 0.01 is a hundredth, 1/100 of a unit
- 0.001 is a thousandth, 1/1000 of a unit
In 52.13, the value of the digit '1' is one tenth or 1/10, and the value of the digit '3' is three hundredths or 3/100.
Worksheet: Place value
This worksheet from Sparx contains three tasks about place value. Have a go at each task. You can either print it out or write your answers on a sheet of paper.
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