Mathematics / Year 6 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

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Curriculum content descriptions

Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10 (ACMNA130)

Elaborations
  • multiplying and dividing decimals by multiples of powers of 10
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Place value,  Decimals

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Sites2See – number for primary

Selected links to a range of interactive online resources for the study of number in Foundation to Year 6 Mathematics.

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The Metrix: length 1

Measure the lengths of cable required to repair a broken tile on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: capacity 1

Fill the cargo hold of the Metrix spacecraft with the required volume of cargo. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: decimals: area 1

Measure the required size of a solar panel to replace a damaged one on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: decimals: capacity

Select the appropriate air tank for your spacewalk so you can repair a damaged tile on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: new planet: decimals

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on its mission to a new planet. Use the metric measurement tables for length, area and volume, plus your knowledge of decimal numbers, to help you make decisions about the spacecraft's launch, flight and landing. (For example, convert 350 cm2 to m2 to select a solar panel to replace the one ...

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The Metrix: length 2

Replace a reflective tile of the required thickness on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

Teacher resource

Decimals

This is a website designed for teachers and students in year 5, and addresses components of the working with decimals topic. It is particularly relevant for comparison, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with decimals. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive ...

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The Metrix: new planet

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on its mission to a new planet. Use the metric measurement tables for length, volume and area to help you make decisions about the spacecraft’s launch, flight and landing. For example, to select and load the correct ship’s cargo, convert three cubic metres into cubic centimetres. Reach the ...

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The Metrix: decimals: length 1

Measure the docking port required to dock the Metrix spacecraft with the space station. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects within the series.

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The Metrix: comet: decimals

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on a mission to collect valuable minerals from the dust of a comet's tail. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. The decisions you make will impact the success of the mission. (For example, to capture mineral ...

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The Metrix: comet

Captain the Metrix spacecraft on a mission to collect valuable minerals from the dust of a comet's tail. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions. The decisions you make will impact the success of the mission. (For example, to ensure a successful launch, select the ...

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Multiplying and dividing decimals

Learn how to multiply and divide decimals by 100. Based on this video, see if you can work out how to multiply and divide decimals by 10 and 1000. What do you get if you multiply 0.375 by 10?

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The Metrix: decimals: length 2

Replace a reflective tile of the required thickness on the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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The Metrix: decimals: mass 1

Measure the mass of a drinking water container required to fit into the Metrix spacecraft. Use the metric measurement tables for mass, length and capacity to help you make unit conversions involving decimal numbers. This learning object is one in a series of 26 objects.

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Small scale measurements

What units of measurements do we use to describe incredibly small things like blood cells and atoms? Watch as you are taken on a journey to explain the different units of measurement that we use to describe the very small.

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Wishball: thousandths

Test your understanding of decimal place value with numbers that include thousandths. Receive a starting number, such as 3.569, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7.832. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. ...

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Playground percentages

Help a town planner to design two site plans for a school. Assign regions on a 10x10 grid for different uses such as a playground, canteen, car park or lawn. Calculate the percentage of the total site used for each region. Use a number line to display fractions and equivalent fractions.

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Wishball challenge: ultimate

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers or numbers that include tenths, hundredths or thousandths. Receive a starting number, such as 3569, 356.9, 35.69 or 3.569, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7832, 783.2, 78.32 or 7.832. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place ...

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School canteen: best buy: level 1

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and boxes of sultanas. Notice that the unit prices are different for packs of different sizes. Perform basic calculations to work out how many packs you will need, and which available pack size will be the cheapest. ...

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Wishball: tournament

Challenge your understanding of place value in whole numbers and decimal fractions, from 0.001 to 9999. Either add or subtract numbers to reach a target number. For example, receive a starting number of 39.61. Spin the number 5 and decide whether to add or subtract 0.05, 0.5, 5 or 50 to reach your target number of 70.12 ...

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School canteen: two traders: level 1

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and cheese sticks. For each item on the shopping list, check the prices and package sizes of two traders. Perform basic calculations to select the cheaper deal for each item. Compare the total cost of the items from ...

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School canteen: estimate and check: level 2

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and sesame bars. Notice that unit prices vary depending on the multiples in which items are sold. Look at the shopping list and check the prices and package sizes from the price catalogues of two traders. Estimate which ...

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Wishball: ultimate

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers or numbers that include tenths, hundredths or thousandths. Receive a starting number, such as 3569, 356.9, 35.69 or 3.569, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7832, 783.2, 78.32 or 7.832. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place ...

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School canteen: restock: level 1

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as muffins or bread rolls. Notice that the unit price of the items remains the same regardless of the quantity purchased. Perform basic calculations to work out how many packs you will need. For example, in order to purchase 80 bread rolls (available ...

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School canteen: estimate and check: level 1

Buy supplies online for a school canteen. Purchase given amounts of items such as bottles of orange juice and boxes of sultanas. Notice that unit prices vary depending on the multiples in which items are sold. Look at the shopping list and check the prices and package sizes from the price catalogues of two traders. Estimate ...