In grade 4, students studied decimal fractions with denominators 10 and 100. They represented tenths and hundredths with hundredths grids, number lines, and decimal notation.
In this lesson students make sense of representations of tenths, hundredths, and thousandths with hundredths grid diagrams, fractions, and decimals. They also see relationships between these values, namely that a tenth of a tenth is a hundredth and a tenth of a hundredth is a thousandth. Students may use informal language to describe the relationship between decimals (for example, to get from 0.01 to .001 you add a zero in front of the one.) This language supports students in sharing their developing understanding. Teachers should ask questions to help students develop more precise language to describe base-ten representations (for example, what does the extra 0 you wrote in .001 represent?). They will have many opportunities to develop this understanding in upcoming lessons.
- Understand the relationship between one tenth, one hundredth and one thousandth.
- Let’s make sense of thousandths.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
- Mystery Number (1–4), Stage 5: Six-digit Numbers (Supporting)
- Greatest of Them All (1–5), Stage 3: Multi-digit Numbers (Supporting)
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