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Ch 4: 4th Grade Math: Understanding Decimals

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Check out this chapter as you educate your 4th grade students about how to understand decimals. Parents and teachers can use this math resource to help students understand their homework assignments or improve their overall performance in math class.

4th Grade Math: Understanding Decimals - Chapter Summary

Give your students a better chance to understand decimals by having them review this chapter. You and your student can work together through lessons on comparing and converting decimals and fractions as well as solving word problems that include them. The chapter menu makes it easy for you to scroll through the different lessons so if you know the specific topic your student needs help with, you can go directly to that lesson. The majority of our lessons can each be completed in 5-10 minutes, allowing your students to get the help they need in almost no time at all.

Chapter Topics

  • Writing and understanding decimals to the nearest 10,000th
  • Converting between decimals and fractions
  • Steps for writing decimal equivalents
  • Techniques for comparing decimals and fractions
  • Writing decimals in expanded form
  • Rounding decimals
  • Using a number line to find and place decimals
  • Subtracting and adding decimals

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: 4th Grade Math: Understanding Decimals
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Reading & Writing Decimals to the Nearest Ten-Thousandth: Lesson for Kids

1. Reading & Writing Decimals to the Nearest Ten-Thousandth: Lesson for Kids

Say you are reading a book and you come across a date or number spelled all the way out. Would you know how to change it into numbers? What about changing numbers into words? Learn how to do both in this lesson.

Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

2. Changing Between Decimals and Fractions

In this video lesson, you will learn about the usefulness of knowing how to change quickly between decimals and fractions. You will also learn how changing from a decimal to a fraction is different than changing from a fraction to a decimal.

How to Write Decimal Equivalents: Lesson for Kids

3. How to Write Decimal Equivalents: Lesson for Kids

Fractions are strange things. We know what half of a pizza and what one quarter of a dollar looks like, but what if we need to convert these values into decimals so we can use a calculator? Find out in this lesson.

How to Compare Decimals: Lesson for Kids

4. How to Compare Decimals: Lesson for Kids

Comparing decimal numbers may seem a little confusing at first, but they can be compared like any other numbers. In this lesson, you will learn how to compare decimal numbers to the hundredths place value.

Comparing Fractions & Decimals: Lesson for Kids

5. Comparing Fractions & Decimals: Lesson for Kids

Fractions and decimals are both ways to express amounts that are less than a whole number. In this lesson, you will learn how to convert a fraction into a decimal so that you can then compare two numbers.

How to Write Decimals in Expanded Form

6. How to Write Decimals in Expanded Form

Decimals can be pretty confusing. In this lesson, you will learn the value of decimal places to the thousandths and how to write them in expanded form using decimals as well as fractions.

How to Round Decimals

7. How to Round Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any decimal number and round it any which way you want. Learn the tipping point that determines whether to go up to the next number or not.

Placing & Finding Decimals on a Number Line

8. Placing & Finding Decimals on a Number Line

Decimals are what happens when you break a single piece into tenths, like changing a dollar for dimes or a dime for pennies. In this lesson, we'll explore how to find decimal numbers on the number line.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

9. Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

In math, we sometimes have to deal with decimal numbers instead of our nice whole numbers. Watch this video lesson to learn the one thing that you have to take into consideration when adding and subtracting decimals.

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