FD 11 PV 20 – MULTIPLICATIVE, STANDARD AND NON-STANDARD PLACE VALUE TO TENTHS
From Year 3, children begin to investigate place value of whole numbers both additively and multiplicatively.
From Year 4, children build on this understanding to include fractions as they investigate decimals to tenths – by dividing 1 by 10 to get a tenth.
Children investigate the decimal point, identifying that it is just a mark to tell us where the ones column is.
Children investigate why we place a zero in the ones place (for example, 0.1), identifying that there is no mathematical reason – it is just to make sure we notice the decimal point.
Children investigate standard and non-standard place value of place values (1, 10, 100) to include tenths.
Investigating decimals through metric measurement makes decimals visible – integrated with Measurement and Geometry 30, Measurement and Geometry 39.