5, Lesson 13, Unit 2, Grade 7, EngageNY icon
Instructional Activity

Example 3: Converting Fractions to Decimals—Fractions with Denominators Having Factors of only 2 or 5

Lesson 13. Unit 2. Grade 7 EngageNY

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 13, Unit 2, Grade 7. The prefix deci- is used in the metric system of measurement in which its meaning is one-tenth of a unit. Discuss the meaning of the term decimal as it is derived from the Latin word decimus, meaning tenth. What is the meaning of tenth? Provide real-world examples where tenths are regularly used. If a unit has been divided into ten equal-sized pieces, then one-tenth is the value of one of those ten pieces.

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