Task# Equivalent fractions approach to non-repeating decimals

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task is most suitable for instruction. The purpose of the task is to get students to reflect on the definition of decimals as fractions (or sums of fractions), at a time when they are seeing them primarily as an extension of the base-ten number system and may have lost contact with the basic fraction meaning. Students also have their understanding of equivalent fractions and factors reinforced. they are seeing them primarily as an extension of the base-ten number system and may have lost contact with the basic fraction meaning.