## Visualizing Decimals

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**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

- Fill the Grid Step-by-Step Lesson- Convert a decimal to a drawing of ten spaced grid.
- Guided Lesson - Make your own grid and interpret the grids that I set up for you.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I think I might have explained this one a bit vaguely. Let me know what you think about it.
- Skill Filled 5 Pack - Fill in the empty numbers line. Determine the fraction and decimal value of a picture.
- Practice Worksheet - We give you a decimal and ask you to draw it.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the drawing with the decimal that is represented in this sheet.
- Understanding Decimals Visually Lesson and Practice Page - Goes great with the 5 pack.
- Missing Number Line Decimals Worksheet - Fill in the missing parts. Again, goes great with the 5 pack.
- Decimals (Tenths) to Mixed Numbers Worksheet - This is for your advanced kids. Write mixed numbers for each decimal.
- What's the Decimal Value Worksheet? - A really helpful pack.

#### 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.