# What are decimals for Grade 5?

## What are decimals for Grade 5?

• Decimal: a number that uses place value and a decimal point to show values less than one, such as tenths and hundredths.
• Place Value: the value of a digit in a number.
• Standard Algorithm: a way of setting out a step-by-step mathematical procedure.

How do I teach my child about decimals?

Give your child a number, for example: 0.7, and ask them to round it to the nearest whole number. If they are unsure, explain that if the tenth number is 5 or bigger, you round up to the next whole number. If the tenth number is less than 5, you round down to the smaller whole number.

### What is 2 over 10 as a decimal?

0.2
Answer: 2/10 as a decimal is equal to 0.2.

How do you explain decimals to students?

Decimals are used to write a number that is not whole. Decimal numbers are numbers that are in between whole numbers. An example of this is, 12.5, which is a decimal number that is in-between 12 and 13. It is more than 12, but it is less than 13.