## Reading Decimals - Decimal Place Value

You already know how to read and write numbers like 1,456 - but what about decimals?!

To understand how to READ and WRITE decimals, we first must understand the place value of decimals.

Like whole numbers' place value (one, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.) , each decimal part has a "place" and "value" too! Look at the chart below to notice the PLACE VALUE of Decimals!

To understand how to READ and WRITE decimals, we first must understand the place value of decimals.

Like whole numbers' place value (one, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.) , each decimal part has a "place" and "value" too! Look at the chart below to notice the PLACE VALUE of Decimals!

The number above is shown in STANDARD FORM because it is written as digits:

**653.27**. To write (or read) this number in WORD FORM you would say:

**six hundred fifty-three AND twenty-seven hundredths**. Notice the word AND replaces the decimal point.

Watch the video below to learn more about reading and writing decimals:

By: Mathlablady4, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQpVwmHHufs

## Practice Makes Perfect!!

Practice reading and writing decimals using the following websites:

Decimals of the Carribbean

IXL Math: Decimals

Decimals of the Carribbean

IXL Math: Decimals

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