# Delightful decimals

6 Red have been learning about ordering, comparing and calculating with decimals.

What tips could you give Year 5 children when working with decimals?

## 18 thoughts on “Delightful decimals”

1. Ahmed M.

You need to watch out because it’s challenging

2. Matthew L.

A tip with working with decimal you should all ways look in every digit when you are diving or when you are adding.

3. Aleem H.

We had a five digit numbers first you look at the colum and then you order then in ascending order after you look at the one that is the lowest

4. Zeynab A.

Point for year 5:
*you should look at the place valuses
*it should have a decmal point

5. Armaan K.

If you get 1048.399 + 8381.02 then what you do is put it in the colum like

8381.02
-1048.399

6. Osman O.

We had 5 decimal numbers on five different people and they all tried putting them
self in order and we had to give them clues

• Miss Kaur

yes this was an amazing activity enjoyed by both the children and the adults!

7. Murtaza A.

The first digit after the ones are the tenths.The second digit from the ones are the hundredths.And the third digit from the ones are thousandths.

8. Mia B.

Tip:if there’s 5numbers and they all have the same units then look at the tenths Column and you can order them also be careful when there’s numbers like 0.02 or 0.006

9. Faiz I.

Some times you get stuck but remember ask a teacher or look again you might have mist something

• Miss Kaur

That’s a brilliant suggestion!

10. Zaynab B.

If you are ordering numbers;
1) look at the whole number however if the whole numbers are the same then look at the tenths and so on.
2)When you are adding a number for example a number with no hundredth but tenths add a number with hundredth then the number with no hundredth add a 0 in the hundredth column.
3)If you are ordering then don’t get confused if one number has 1 tenth with no hundredth and the other number has no tenths but one hundredth remember tenths has the most value after the decimal point.

11. Sahkib U.

If you doing biggest to smallest for example;
1.03 0.92 14.83 1.91
1.2 1.1 13.93
14.83,13.93,1.2,1.1,1.03,1.91,0.92

• Sahkib U.

1.03
0.92
14.83
1.91
1.2
1.1
13.93

12. Murran M.

If you have decimal numbers that need to be put in order then you need to look at the whole number first. Then the tenths, hundredths then the thousandths if it has any.

• Miss Kaur

well explained Murran.

13. Asia A.

Also if all the numbers have all the same digits like:

1.34, 1.43 , 3.14, 3.41, 4.31, 4.13.
Putting it in largest to smallest.

14. Asia A.

To Year 5:
Don’t forget if you’re stuck look in th tenths,hundredths and thousandths columns.
Because if you’re arranging smallest to biggest it’s important.
Be careful if a number is 0.008 because you could get confused.