Introduction to Decimals Part 1

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Professor Perez introduces the concept of decimals and explains how to read them and rewrite them as fractions. He emphasizes the importance of understanding place value and walks through several examples, including mixed numbers with decimals. This is part one of a two-part presentation on decimals.

Lesson Description:

Learn about decimals, how to read them, and how to rewrite them as fractions.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What are decimals, digits, and place values for decimals in base 10?
  • How do you read a decimal properly in words?
  • How do you say and convert / rewrite a decimal like 0.07 as a fraction?
  • What is 0.18 as a fraction?
  • What is the proper way to read decimals using place value such as 0.000008?
  • How do you read and convert 0.00201 to a fraction?
  • How do you rewrite 4.023 as a mixed number?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson starts from the basic idea of reading decimals using proper terminology like tenths, hundredths, and thousandths, and leads into converting decimals into fractions. Long decimals as well as mixed numbers are included as well.