Decimals: Lesson for Kids


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When you read a number with a decimal, what does the decimal point stand for?

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1. In 45.92, which number is in the tenths place?

2. How do you read the number 0.05?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When is a fraction not a fraction? When it's a decimal, of course! On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions about what the decimal point means, place value, and how to read and write decimals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover:

  • The meaning of the decimal point
  • How to write a fraction as a decimal
  • What number occupies the tenths place in a given decimal

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about decimal numbers
  • Problem solving - use what you know to read and write decimal numbers correctly
  • Information recall - remember what you read about decimals to identify the decimal number shown in a given illustration
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to explain where the tenths place is

Additional Learning

To learn more, study Decimals: Lesson for Kids. When you complete the lesson, you should know how to:

  • Make the connection between fractions and decimals
  • Explain how place value changes on each side of the decimal point
  • Identify some real-world uses for decimal numbers