# Decimals

### Decimals

Decimals

Decimals play an important role in the 5th grade curriculum. Decimals are very much connected to place value which our students have worked a lot with in 4th grade. One of the most important things that we talk about with students is that the decimal point does not move, the digits move. When a digit moves to the left it is representing a number that is ten times greater and when it moves to the right is it representing a number that 1/10 the value. There are several strategies that we use such as place value chips, area model, place value blocks, and unit form.

Addition and Subtraction with Decimals

Multiplying Decimals with the Area Model