Decimals - Tenths

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Block showing one whole unit1 whole unit can be split into 10 equal parts. Each part is one tenthBlock showing one whole split into tenths

 

Or we can show the same thing this way:

Block showing one whole unitBlock showing one whole split into tenthsBlocks 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

.1

one tenth

 
2 tenths 2/10

.2

two tenths

 
block showing three tenths 3/10

.3

three tenths

 
block showing four tenths 4/10

.4

four tenths

 
blocks showing five tenths 5/10

.5

five tenths

 
blocks showing six tenths 6/10

.6

six tenths

 
blocks showing seven tenths 7/10

.7

seven tenths

 
blocks showing eight tenths 8/10

.8

eight tenths

 
blocks showing nine tenths 9/10

.9

nine tenths

 
Block showing one whole split into tenths 10/10

1

one

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

1.1

one and one tenth

 
one whole unit2 tenths 1 2/10

1.2

one and two tenths

 

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