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Math Example--Decimal Concepts--Adding Decimals: Example 1

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# Math Example--Decimal Concepts--Adding Decimals: Example 1

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Adding Decimals

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This example demonstrates the addition of 0.1 and 0.4 using column addition. The problem illustrates the fundamental concept of aligning decimal points when adding decimal numbers. By properly aligning the decimal points, we ensure that we're adding tenths to tenths, which is crucial for accurate decimal addition. Adding decimals is an essential skill in mathematics, building upon the understanding of place value and extending it to fractional parts. This example, along with others in the collection, helps teach this topic by providing a visual representation of the addition process. It shows how to line up the decimal points and add the corresponding digits in each column, moving from right to left. Seeing multiple worked-out examples is particularly important for students to fully grasp the concept of adding decimals. Each example reinforces the key steps: aligning decimal points, adding digits in each column, and carrying over when necessary. By presenting various combinations of decimal numbers, students can recognize patterns and develop confidence in their ability to add decimals accurately. This repetition and variety help solidify the concept and prepare students for more complex decimal operations in the future.

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.B.3 |
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Grade Range | 6 - 8 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Arithmetic• Decimals• Add and Subtract Decimals |

Copyright Year | 2013 |

Keywords | tutorials, adding decimals, tenths, hundredths |