Good Morning Year 5! Today’s Maths will be based on the following success criteria:
- To be able to convert decimals into fractions
- To be able to convert decimals (1d.p, 2d.p and 3d.p) into fractions
Remember you can convert fractions to decimals AND decimals back into fractions.
As you can see in the image below, if your decimal has a digit in the ‘tenths’ column the fraction will be /10. (Random Example: 0.4 as a fraction will be 4/10 because the digit ‘4’ is in the tenths column).
If your decimal has a digit in the ‘hundredths’ column the fraction will be /100. (Random Example: 0.03 as a fraction will be 3/100 because the digit ‘3’ would appear in the hundredths column).
Finally, if your decimal has a digit in the ‘thousandths’ column the fraction will be /1000. (Random Example: 0.006 as a fraction would be 6/1000 because the digit ‘6’ would appear in the thousandths column).
Please watch the video below because it will consolidate learning. Also, it will go through how to convert decimals into mixed number fractions!
Independent Task: Your job is to practice converting between decimals and fractions. Now, whether they are fractions over 10, 100 or 1000 depends on if the digit falls into the ‘tenths’ ‘hundredths’ ‘thousandths’ column.
Draw the place value chart out just as they have in the sheet below and input the decimals to convert them into fractions.
Remember the decimal point does not move!
How would you convert 5.3 into a fraction? Answer below on the blog