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I want to learn about: Decimals

Learn about decimal numbers with Smartick. Exercises, tutorials problems, and teaching resources about decimal numbers for elementary aged children. Here you will find posts about decimal numbers to make learning mathematics easier and more fun.

Nov11

Multiplication of Decimals Using Money

Today we are going to better understand the multiplication of decimals by using a very common manipulative material: money. It is going to help us understand why multiplying by 10 moves the decimal position to the right. Equivalence of Bills or Coins with Numbers First, we are going to establish the equivalence of each coin […]

Jul08

Dividing with Decimals Using Money as an Example

In today’s post, you are going to learn how to solve division problems with decimals in the dividend, in other words, dividing a decimal number by a whole number. In order for you to understand the process well, I am going to show you how we explain dividing with decimals in the interactive Smartick tutorial […]

May06

Using Money to Help Learn Decimal Numbers

Today’s post deals with the day to day use of decimal numbers using money as an example (and to help you better understand it). We are going to start with the basics, reviewing what decimal numbers are and how to read and write them. You can use these resources to refresh your memory: What are […]

Apr03

Learn and Practice How to Divide Decimals

Do you know how to divide decimals? In this post, you will learn how, and at the end, you will find exercises to practice division of decimals. But first you can review what decimal numbers are with this previous post from our blog: Learn What Decimal Numbers Are. How to divide a whole number by […]

Feb17

Combining Decimals and Fractions

Imagine that you have to solve the following addition problem that combines decimals and fractions: It’s not so easy to add a fraction to a decimal, right? It’s much easier to add fractions to fractions, or decimals to decimals. So, we can do this in two ways: Change the decimal to a fraction. Change the […]

Jan27

Learn How to Do Division Word Problems with Decimals

Today we are going to review division word problems with decimals. Does it seem difficult? Well, it’s not! Solving division word problems with decimals is the same as solving them with whole numbers. I’m going to show you! You can review what a decimal number is here. Every time we solve a word problem, the first […]

Sep30

What Are Decimal Numbers?

What are decimal numbers? Decimal numbers are used to represent numbers that are smaller than 1 unit. Decimals are written to the right of the units place separated by a period. That is the say: Hundreds Tens Units; Tenths Hundredths Thousandths In the image that appears below, the first square represents the unit 1. If […]