Mathematics / Year 8 / Number and Algebra / Real numbers

Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate terminating and recurring decimals (ACMNA184)

  • recognising terminating, recurring and non-terminating decimals and choosing their appropriate representations
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Repeating decimals


Number sequence: Year 8 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 8 is for the topic of Number sequence. Students are introduced to real numbers and irrational numbers. Take time to explain the real number system so that students understand that irrational numbers are part of the real number group.


8N02A Rational numbers - Ochre Education

This unit of work focuses on rational numbers. Students define and write recurring non-terminating decimals using dot and vinculum notations; identify fractions that will have terminating or recurring non-terminating decimal expansions using the prime factorisation of the denominator in simplified form; convert between ...


Investigating Decimal Numbers - Calculate

In this unit let’s investigate terminating and recurring decimals. We’ll learn how to use the correct mathematical symbols for recurring (repeating) decimals, how to convert fractions into terminating or recurring decimals and how to interpret these numbers on a calculator.


Investigating terminating and recurring decimals

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that refers to terminating and recurring decimals from the Australian Curriculum for year 8 students. It contains material on which decimals are terminating and which are recurring, and gives methods for determining both from corresponding fractions. There are pages ...


Operations: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of ideas that cover addition and subtraction of integers; multiplication and division of integers; the four operations with common and decimal fractions; and operation applications with percent, rate and ratio.


Australia's Trade through Time

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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 ...


The Numberline

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


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

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TIMES Module 20: Number and Algebra: percentages - teacher guide

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Number: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of number-related ideas showing the relationship to other curriculum strands. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in number including teaching and cultural implications.


Are plants mathematicians?

Ever noticed that plants are examples of Fibonacci numbers? Watch Vi Hart draw examples of flower petals and leaf growth that follow this pattern. See how plants seem to use Phi (.), the golden ratio. Find out how to make your own 'angle-a-tron' to create interesting petal designs. This is the second in a series of two.


TIMES Module 17: Number and Algebra: the unitary method - teacher guide

This is an 18-page guide for teachers. This module introduces the idea of ratios and rates.