Rewriting fractions as decimals | |
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Description | |
Exercise Name: | Rewriting fractions as decimals |
Math Missions: | 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission |
Types of Problems: | 1 |
The Rewriting fractions as decimals exercise appears under the 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Arithmetic essentials Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise practices viewing fractions as division with powers of ten.
Types of Problems
There is one type of problem in this exercise:
- Convert into decimal: This problem asks the user to find the decimal equivalent of a given fraction.
Strategies
This exercise is easy to get speed badges and accuracy badges. The division is either by ten or one hundred so it truly is just moving decimals.
- A calculator is a hindrance here, it is actually easy to do it in user's head.
Real-life Applications
- Fractions appear in every-day media to display information to consumers.
- Decimals are very common in shopping. Price tags, food labels, and receipts all contain decimals.
- At gas pumps, decimals are used to show how much gas is pumped and much it costs per gallon.