Video Subtracting decimals

TLF ID M011495

This is a video demonstration, with audio commentary, of the procedure for pen-and-paper subtraction of decimal fractions. In the commentary, the presenter emphasises the links with the underpinning concepts of place value. Practice questions, limited to subtraction of decimal fractions involving tenths and hundredths, are presented with answers, hints and onscreen text explanations.

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Educational value
  • This video with audio commentary presents students with a useful review of the steps involved in subtracting decimal fractions. Place value concepts associated with decimal fractions are included in the commentary. Practice questions focus on subtraction of decimal fractions up to two decimal places.
  • The resource is of use in relation to the Australian Curriculum content description in year 6 in those aspects of the number strand relating to calculations involving decimal fractions.
  • Teachers will find the resource useful for providing students with reusable sets of practice questions and for observing students' understanding of decimal number place value concepts and calculations.
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  • Mathematics

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