Ch 3: Explorations in Core Math Grade 6 - Chapter 3: Decimals

About This Chapter

The Decimals chapter of this Explorations in Core Math Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Explorations in Core Math textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about how to write, compare and perform operations with decimals.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Decimals chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the decimals concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the math topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Understanding place value in decimals
  • Ordering and comparing decimal numbers
  • Translate from decimal numbers to word names
  • Performing estimations and operations with decimals
  • How to understand the quotient when dividing decimals
  • Simplifying expressions with decimals

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11 Lessons in Chapter 3: Explorations in Core Math Grade 6 - Chapter 3: Decimals
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Decimal Place Value?

1. What is a Decimal Place Value?

In this video lesson, you will see how a decimal, a simple dot, can change the place value of all the digits in a number. You will also learn how to read decimals using place values.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

2. Comparing and Ordering Decimals

In this video lesson, you'll find out how you can look at any two decimals and immediately tell which is greater than the other. You'll also learn how to quickly sort decimals from least to greatest or vice versa.

Using Word Names for Decimal Numbers

3. Using Word Names for Decimal Numbers

In this video lesson, we go in depth into translating our decimal numbers into the English language. Learn how to write out decimal numbers and the special situations that there are.

Estimating Sums, Differences & Products of Decimals

4. Estimating Sums, Differences & Products of Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to estimate any decimal number to help you simplify your math problems. See how easy it is to estimate your answer when you are trying to find the sum, difference, or product.

Estimating Decimal Products and Quotients

5. Estimating Decimal Products and Quotients

In this lesson, we will see how to round decimals, and we will use rounding decimals to estimate decimal products and quotients. We will look at examples to help solidify our understanding of this process.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

6. 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.

Adding & Subtracting Decimals Using Models & Pictures

7. Adding & Subtracting Decimals Using Models & Pictures

This lesson will teach you to add and subtract numbers with decimals using models. You will learn the process for adding and subtracting decimals, as well as how to accurately record the sums and differences.

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

8. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn what you need to do to get a correct answer when multiplying and dividing decimals. Learn the easy tricks to figuring out where the decimal point goes.

Dividing Decimals: Steps, Rules & Examples

9. Dividing Decimals: Steps, Rules & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review some division terminology. Then, you'll learn the steps for decimal division and see them carried out in a few examples. Afterward, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Interpreting the Quotient

10. Interpreting the Quotient

By reading this lesson, you'll learn a visual way that can help you understand division problems and their resulting answers. Learn how you can use this visual way to help you solve division problems.

How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

11. How to Simplify Expressions Involving Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to take any expression involving decimals and simplify it. You'll learn what to look for and what things you can combine.

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