Mathematics / Year 5 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

Curriculum content descriptions

Compare, order and represent decimals (ACMNA105)

Elaborations
  • locating decimals on a number line
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Decimals,  Numerical order

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Decimaster: match-up 1

Explore ways of representing decimals using mathematical notation and visual tools. Match a decimal fraction between 0 and 1 such as 0.7. Adjust units on an area representation and a common fraction. Match three decimals with each tool.

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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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Ordering Decimals

An animated tutorial about ordering numbers with up to 3 decimal places. An interactive quiz is included.

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Place value: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Place value. Students extend understanding of place value by interpreting, comparing and ordering decimal numbers including tenths, hundredths, thousandths and beyond. Students apply multiplicative thinking to explain and model the relationship between consecutive places ...

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Decimal fractions video

Use this video to explore decimal fractions, how they are represented and how we use them in day-to-day contexts.

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The foul food maker: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how the use of simple words can describe the likelihood of everyday events. How likely is an event: certain, likely, equal chance, unlikely or certainly not? Answer some questions using these words and then build your own examples. Learn how to describe ...

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Fraction basics - Easy & Effective Fractions Tutor - iTunes app

Learn about the core concepts of fractions through 12 animated clips. View the clips on the topic that you want to learn about. These clips will help build a string foundation in fractions. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Wishball: hundredths

Test your understanding of decimal place value with numbers that include hundredths. Receive a starting number, such as 46.87, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 85.32. 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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TIMES Module 18: Number and Algebra: decimals and percentages - teacher guide

This is a 21-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to decimals and percentages. It shows how place value is extended to describe positive numbers less than one. It also explores how to represent decimals on the number line, compare decimals, undertake the four basic arithmetic operations with decimals and change ...

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TIMES Module 14: Number and Algebra: fractions - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers that provides an introduction to fractions. It covers ordering, the four basic arithmetic operations, cancelling, writing in simplest form, the use of the area model for multiplication and the use of the number line for ordering, adding and subtracting. A history of the development of ...

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Summing Decimals

An interactive resource in which students learn how to add and subtract numbers that have up to two decimal places.

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MoneySmart: Hey! Let's have a big day out!

This is a year 5 mathematics unit of work about costing and budgeting for various types of family outings. The unit is intended to take about 7.5 hours of teaching and learning time, and is recommended for near the end of the school year. It consists of an introduction, five sets of student activities, and teacher notes ...

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MoneySmart: helping out

This is an activity about making choices to raise money for imaginary animals called gumbutangs. Their habitat is being eradicated and something must be done to save them. The user's first choice is between two websites, one a trusted one, the other a scam site. Then they are given choices about how to raise money for the ...

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The Numberline

An interactive tool that can help students explore a number line, including points representing integers, fractions and decimals

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Fractions, decimals and percentages: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Fractions, decimals and percentages. Students recognise that fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are equivalent ways to represent and make sense of quantities. They learn about the different contexts where it makes sense to use one of the constructs to express ...

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Number sequence: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students compare and order fractions and mixed numbers with the same and related denominators and demonstrate their understanding of the values of fractions on a number line.