Reading a decimal-Numbers-Math

Thursday, November 12, 2015

How to read a decimal

A decimal number is a number that has one or more digits to the right of the decimal point. Examples would include 4.5, 56.78, 0.789.

Let's look at 56.78 as an example.

The first portion is fifty six and you read it like a normal number. 
Now, when you get to the decimal you insert an "and" and then read from left to right starting at tens.

This chart will help.

Using the chart 56.78 becomes,

Fifty six "and" seventy eight hundredths.

Notice that you add a "ths" to the end of the number.

Additional Resources

Reading Decimals Quiz  Quiz your knowledge of reading decimals, or assign as homework.

Reading Decimals Video  Helpful video found on YouTube

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