Fraction-to-Decimal Conversions With a Fun Math Printable

By Jennifer Hogan
Apr 13, 2018

Ages

8-13

Apr 13, 2018
It may be hard for your child to see a fraction or a decimal as a number. Her entire young life, she's learned about whole numbers (one, four, 13, 298) and now she's expected to understand numbers that are part of a whole (1/2, 1.6, 3/8). Fractions and decimals are tricky concepts for children to comprehend. Many times, kids don’t understand that fractions and decimals are equal to each other, and are actual numbers on a number line.

Help your math learner understand that fractions and decimals are equal numbers. Encourage him to find a fraction in the real world and talk about that number not only as a fraction but also a decimal. Talk about where these numbers fall on a number line and how they relate to whole numbers.  For example: “I see a sale for ¼ off the toy. That is also 0.25 of the total price. This is less than ½ .”

Practice this concept by matching the equivalent fraction and decimal on this printable. Encourage your child to talk about how she knows these numbers are equal.

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