. Grade 5, Illustrative icon

Placing Thousandths on the Number Line.

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

Though this task primarily deals with comparing decimal numbers on a number line, it also requires students to draw upon what they know about the base ten system. They must recognize that the distance from 0 to 0.1 is partitioned into ten equal pieces and 0.100 0.010 0.072 0.038 that one tenth of one tenth is 0.01. Once they realize that each increment goes up by 0.01, they can fill in the framework to place other numbers. One of the key instructional points in this task is that our number line orders numbers least to greatest.

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