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10.0 of the Best Decimals Worksheets and Resources for KS2 Maths

Make sure your primary pupils get the point of decimal places with these worksheets, activities, lessons and other resources...

  • 10.0 of the Best Decimals Worksheets and Resources for KS2 Maths

1 | Move from whole numbers to decimals smoothly

Give your students a good grounding in decimals with this piece from Mike Askew, which looks at the challenges pupils face in the move from working with whole numbers to decimal numbers.

Mike runs through common misconceptions and how you can help children avoid them, while offering great exercises and ideas to help them fully understand the mathematical concepts.

Check it out here.

2 | Place value misconceptions

This video, similarly, looks at the common misconceptions children make when learning about place value with decimal numbers, and how you can address them.

This includes things like thinking 3.27 is a larger number than 3.8 (because ‘27’ is larger that ‘8’ and/or because 3.27 has more decimal digits) and suggests you get them to think of decimals numbers ‘three and twenty-seven tenths’ rather than ‘three point two seven’.

3 | Year 4 worksheets

These worksheets cover a variety of decimal-related areas for Y4 including recognising and writing decimal equivalents to 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4; recognise and writing decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths; comparing decimal numbers and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number.

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4 | Year 5 worksheets

Carrying on into Y5, these sheets cover things like solving problems involving numbers up to three decimal places; recognising and using thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents; writing decimals as fractions and more.

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5 | Year 6 worksheets

And finally, on to Y6, these two resources cover the recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts; and multiplying one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers.

You’ll find these worksheets here:

6 | Multiplication and decimals game

In this game pupils are dealt four number cards and tasked with assembling eight multiplication sums that include a single decimal number.

The product of each sum has to be as close as possible to a corresponding target number in an adjacent column.

Get this resource here.

7 | Ordering fractions and decimals worksheet

These SATs-style questions will help to test and extend students’ understanding as well as helping them to prepare for SATs next year.

These questions have fully-worked solutions which can be displayed on a whiteboard making feedback with students more efficient.

Get this resource here.

8 | Ordering fractions and decimals SATs questions

More topic-focused SATs questions to use at the end of a unit for early SATs preparation.

This particular compilation is from the fractions, decimals and percentage strand and contains questions which require students to think about the relative sizes of fractions and decimals, and the order that they would be written on a number line.

Get this resource here.

9 | Fractions to decimals loop cards (and vice versa)

These particular sets of cards allow students to practise converting decimals into fractions and vice versa.

The fractions are common fractions, so it’s acceptable that they learn the conversions rather than actually work them out each time.

Click these links for fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.

10 | Fractions to decimals treasure hunt

This is a quick activity, ideal as a starter, that helps verify students knowledge of common fraction-decimal equivalences.

Get this resource here.

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