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What age group | Year or Grade 5 |

What topic | Decimal numbers |

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Welcome to Grade 5 Mathematics! Are you ready to have some fun while learning something new? Today's lesson is all about Decimal Numbers- a topic that you will encounter frequently in real-world scenarios. Are you ready to decode and learn about decimal numbers? Let's get started!

Before we dive into the lesson, let's play a game! You will be given some numbers with multiple digits after the decimal point. Your task is to arrange them in ascending order as quickly as possible. Sounds easy, right? Let's see who wins!

Decimal numbers are the numbers that include a decimal point (.) to separate the whole unit from the fractional part. In other words, they are numbers with parts smaller than a whole number, represented by digits after the decimal point.

There are different types of decimal numbers: terminating and non-terminating. Terminating decimals have a finite number of digits after the decimal point, while non-terminating decimals keep going forever. For example, 0.25 is a terminating decimal, while 0.333... is a non-terminating decimal. Decimal numbers are usually named by the place value of the last digit.

Now, let's move on to the interesting part- converting decimal numbers. To convert a decimal to a fraction, we count the number of decimal places and make the denominator a power of ten. For example, 0.75 can be written as 75/100 or simplified to 3/4. To convert a fraction to a decimal, we divide the numerator by the denominator. For example, 5/8 can be written as 0.625.

Decimal numbers are everywhere in our daily lives, from shopping to baking! For example, when you go grocery shopping, the prices shown on the tags include decimal numbers. When you bake a cake, you measure ingredients using a measuring spoon, which has decimal measurements.

Well done, Grade 5 students! You have successfully decoded decimal numbers and learned about their types, naming, conversion, and real-world applications. Next time when you shop or bake, you will notice decimal numbers everywhere! Keep practicing and exploring the exciting world of mathematics.