- I can read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
- I can round decimals to a given place value.
This week we will continue learning about decimal place value. As a 5th grader students must have a solid understanding of decimal place value to thousandths, as well as compare and round decimals. Mastery in these objectives will support adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals, which is our upcoming objective.
Help your child at home
Help your child understand decimal numbers by making real-world connections. Here is a list of opportunities to discuss decimals with your 5th grader.
- Point out decimal numbers in prices while grocery shopping
- At the gas pump, ask your 5th grader to read the number of gallons of gas pumped (make sure they say it in "word form." 5.61 = five and sixty-one hundredths)
- Research the amount of rainfall we've had this summer. Write the decimal number in standard, word, and expanded form. Then compare to previous years.
- Look at food labels and write the decimal number in standard, word, and expanded form.