Decimals - Tenths

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Block showing one whole unit 1 whole unit can be split into 10 equal parts. Each part is one tenth Block showing one whole split into tenths


Or we can show the same thing this way:

Block showing one whole unit Block showing one whole split into tenths Blocks showing 10 tenths split into individual parts
block showing one tenth
One (1) whole unit Split into ten equal parts (tenths) Each part is one tenth

Numbers with place value

When we write numbers with tenths using decimals we use a decimal point and the tenths place to the right of this decimal point.The tenth place is immediately right of the decimal point.

  label for decimal point holder lable for tenths place  
9/10 = .9 . 9 We read this number as nine tenths


Examples of numbers with tenths

Blocks Fraction Decimal Notes
block showing one tenth 1/10


one tenth

2 tenths 2/10


two tenths

block showing three tenths 3/10


three tenths

block showing four tenths 4/10


four tenths

blocks showing five tenths 5/10


five tenths

blocks showing six tenths 6/10


six tenths

blocks showing seven tenths 7/10


seven tenths

blocks showing eight tenths 8/10


eight tenths

blocks showing nine tenths 9/10


nine tenths

Block showing one whole split into tenths 10/10



Note: ten tenths = one
one whole unitblock showing one tenth 1 1/10


one and one tenth

one whole unit2 tenths 1 2/10


one and two tenths


Try these worksheets to help practice working with whole numbers and tenths:


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