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## Visualizing Decimals

#### Grade 5 Base Ten - 5.NBT.3

How to Relate Drawings to Decimal Values - The concept of decimals is tough to understand, especially for kids who are just beginning to learn tough calculations. Thus, there are different ways, and you can teach students about decimal numbers, which includes drawings as well. Firstly, the concept of number lines is quite common when you want to show the children the concept of decimals. It's just as same as a ruler, but number lines can be more definite. Another way to use drawings for the concept of decimals is by using a bunch of boxes for it. For instance, if you want to learn how many cents are there in \$1.5, then you can make two sets of 100 boxes. You can color one set completely, while you can color 50 boxes from the other set. These worksheets and lessons help students get a much better understanding of what a decimal value actually means.

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons  #### Homework Sheets

You will definitely need the help of some type of coloring tool (marker, crayon, etc.) for these.

• Homework 1 - You will actually see that 0.8 can be represented as eight of ten colored boxes.
• Homework 2 - Write the number the picture shows as a) a fraction and b) a decimal.
• Homework 3 - For number one, they need to count the number of rows and columns.

#### Practice Worksheets

I always call these rush the grid activities. Kids really get a lot out of these.

• Practice 1 - Write the decimal represented by the grids.
• Practice 2 - Fill in the missing parts on each number line.
• Practice 3 - We introduce the concept of one whole unit in addition to a decimal here.

#### Math Skill Quizzes

For some you will need to draw and for others you will need to conceptualize the drawings.

• Quiz 1 - Six problems to see if you know what you are talking about.
• Quiz 2 - This works off of the ten by ten grids.
• Quiz 3 - A mix of number lines and grid styles.