** ****DECIMALS:**

Decimals are another way to show **parts of a whole.**

Like Fractions, **decimals are parts of whole numbers.**

STUFF YA' GOTTA KNOW ABOUT DECIMALS:

First of all, when you see the period in a decimal number, that period is called POINT. So when you see the number .5, you read it like this, "Point five."

*Example: If you have .6 (point 6) of a pizza left, that means that in a 10 slice pizza, you have 6 pieces left.*

You can make a fraction into a decimal and a decimal into a fraction! COOL, HUH?

Let's take the pizza example.....

.6 of a pizza equals 6 out of 10 pieces left. 6 out of 10 can also be written 6/10.

*Just like whole numbers, decimals have place value too.*

This chart shows you the values.......REMEMBER, the closer the decimal number is to the decimal point, the larger the decimal number. So, .5 is bigger than .05.

**DECIMALS:**

**parts of a whole.**

**decimals are parts of whole numbers.**

You can make a fraction into a decimal and a decimal into a fraction! COOL, HUH?

Let's take the pizza example.....

.6 of a pizza equals 6 out of 10 pieces left. 6 out of 10 can also be written 6/10.

**RULES FOR ADDING AND SUBTRACTING DECIMALS:**