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Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths

fractions 2

To be able to do this we need to recognise that like fractions decimals occur when dividing a whole into smaller equal parts.  When diving a number by another, this then becomes the denominator.  So when working with tenths the denominator will be 10.

1/10 = 0.1, 2/10 = 0.2, 3/10 = 0.3

Similarly, when working with hundredths, the denominator will be 100.

1/100 = 0.01,  25/100= 0.25

What would 0.37 be as a fraction?

Counting up and down in hundredths

This week in maths we will be learning about hundredths.  Your child will need to understand that hundredths arise from dividing an object into 100 equal parts.  They will also need to understand that this is applicable when working with money and measurement.

e.g 1/100th of £1 is 1p and 1/100th of 1litre is 10 ml.

Can you find 1/100th of the following?

1) £2.50

2) 2.5L

3) 4.3m