A decimal
is a number that uses place value and a decimal point to show amounts
that are less than one, such as tenths and hundredths.
Decimals can be
written to the tenths place.
Grid 
Fraction 
Decimal

Word Name 

4
/ 10

0.4 
four
tenths 

7 / 10 
0.7 
seven
tenths 

9 / 10 
0.9 
nine
tenths 
Decimals
can also be written to the hundredths place.
Grid 
Fraction 
Decimal 
Word
Name 

70 / 100

0.70 
seventy hundredths 

55 / 100

0.55 
fiftyfive
hundredths 
Decimals
can also be compared to amounts of money.
Tenths 
Hundredths 
A dime is one
tenth of a
dollar.
0.1
one tenth 
A penny is one hundredth
of a dollar.
0.01
one hundredth 
Examples

Remember:
Decimals
can also be compared to amounts of money. 
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