Convert Rational Numbers to Decimals
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 7 Number Systems - 7.NS.A.2d
How to Convert Rational Numbers to Decimals? Rational numbers are those numbers that can be written as a fraction; these can either be a proper fraction or an improper fraction. Proper fractions are those where the numerators are smaller than the denominators. Improper fractions are those where the numerators are greater than the denominators; these can also be represented as mixed numbers. Rational numbers can easily be converted into decimals using a simple division methodology. A tip here that will help you in this conversion is the proper fractions are always less than one, while improper fractions are always greater than one. There are two types of decimals when converting the rational numbers into decimals, and these are finite or terminating decimals and non-terminating decimals. Example - Convert 3/4 into a decimal. When you divide 3 by 4, you will get terminating decimal 0.75. - Convert 5/9 into a decimal. When you divide 5 by 9 you will get a non-terminating decimal 0.555....
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Conversion As Division
Step-by-step Lesson- We have the problem already setup as a
division problem for you to work with.
- Guided Lesson
- We add a visual here in the second problem. Some students find
this ultra helpful. Others have a bit of trouble with it.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- I give a verbal explanation for number two. Let me know if I should
go further with it.
- Practice Worksheet
- Time to work on mastering all three skills we present here.
- Matching Worksheet - I think you will really like how this one came out. I'm working on puzzles for this section now.
The first and last sheet are what you commonly see in this section. The second sheet was based on a request.
I went off on a bit of a tangent with sheet 2, but I found that this skill is great to couple in here.
Math Skill Quizzes
You will find the second and third quiz to be a great summation for students.