These worksheets focus on understanding decimals better. From decimal arithmetic to word problems you will find a lot here.

A decimal form of a number is a way of articulating the values in the scale of tens. The decimal point is used to signify that this is form of notation we are using. This point separates the whole integer part from the fraction part of the number. A great way to show children this is with a hundreds chart. Hundreds charts are a blank series of squares created by ten empty rows and columns, some what similar to a piece of graph paper. As a result of ten rows and ten columns, you have one hundred empty boxes. Each box is worth one one-hundredth. Fill up twenty boxes and you have twenty one-hundredths or 0.2 in decimal form. It is also helpful to first cover place value and understand the significance of each position to the left and right of the decimal point. Decimals are the core fundamental of all financial markets. All decimals have dots, sometimes called periods, the dot or period indicates a place value that is less than the ones place. In the case of money, a decimal point indicates the cents. The decimal point separates numbers that are less than one from numbers that are smaller. Anything to the left of decimal is more than one and anything to the right of the decimal place is a value that is less than one.

Decimals are parts of a whole. For instance 0.74 is 74ths of a whole or 7 tenths and 4 hundredths of one. In the case of money that would be equal to 74 cents. The decimal worksheets cover just about everything you do with decimal math. We start with identify place value, move on to operations and even show you how these make their way to algebra. We would suggest you spend a good amount of time with the operations portion of these topics before you run on to the algebraic aspects.

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Adding with Tenths

This should be the starter section for this skill. Remind students how to carry over values to other place values.

Adding with Hundredths

This is the second one to the right just after tenths.

Adding with Thousandths

We get further away from our decimal point and start to really tread water here.

Compare and Order Decimal Numbers

This is all about the significance of the integers that reside in each place value.

Compare Decimals, Percentages and Fractions

The common theme here is to get all values in the same format. It does not matter which you find the easiest.

Comparing Mixed Decimals

The place values of these decimals are all over the place. It really makes you pay attention to detail.

Converting Between Percentages and Decimals

You can do this in one of two ways. The simple way is to divide by one hundred or you could play with moving the decimal point around.

Converting Decimals to Fractions/ Percentages

This is a three-step process which usually requires you to simplify the value in the end.

Decimal Division

Remember that the dividend is what is getting broken apart and the divisor is how many groups you are breaking it into.

Decimal Multiplication

Very similar to basic multiplication operations, you just need to pay attention to where the decimal point goes.

Decimal Place Value

You will learn how to move four to the left and to the right.

Decimal Subtraction

Keeping your work organized here is key.

Decimal Word Problems

These can be multiply step problems, but the focus is on determining how to identify decimals.

Decimals and Place Value in Units

We walk you through every move in each direction.

Decimals on Number Lines

This will remind students of the first time they saw a ten-notch number line. It really helps the concept sink in for students.

Equations with Decimals

We see how this transitions over to algebra and show you how to approach these problems.

Mixed Decimal Addition

Find the sums with many different mixed place values.

Mixed Decimal Operations

This will really put your problem-solving skills to good use.

Ordering Decimals and Fractions

Tell us which is greatest, and which is least. Start by getting them all in the same form, that is your choice.

Rounding Decimals

Very similar to rounding basic integers. You just need to remember that there is a decimal point.

Visualizing Decimals

The good old hundredths charts come out and so do the tenths charts.

Visually Comparing Decimals

This really helps students make the connection quickly.