This section will help you explore story-based problems that require you to compare and perform various math operations with parts of a whole value in decimal form. Your first task will be to identify the group of interest that is stated within the problem. Once that group is identified go on to determine the total size of the total population that the group resides within. This can most likely be done by taking a total sum of all the groups that are present. In most problems like this, where we are looking a portion of a group, it is best to first form a fraction. Once you have a fraction, convert it to a decimal by simply finding the quotient of the fraction. Your solution is always stated in a decimal form. You will find the final value to help you to make a decision or explain a portion of the total group.
Your students will work with decimals to solve simple word problems. This set of worksheets includes word problems with decimals that require all four basic mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Students will also read and interpret information presented as decimals in tables in order to solve problems. Problems range from the very basic, introductory level, to the intermediate level, and subject matter includes both money problems and real-world situations. This set of worksheets contains step-by-step solutions to sample problems, both simple and more complex problems, a review, and a quiz. Independent practice worksheets are also provided at both the basic and intermediate skills level, so that students can improve continue to improve their proficiency. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve both basic and intermediate word problems involving decimals. These worksheets explain how to solve word problems that involve decimals. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.