Common Core Math Vocabulary

Decimal Fraction - Definition with Examples

What is a decimal fraction?

In algebra, a decimal fraction is a fraction whose denominator is 10 or a multiple of 10 like 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc.
decimal fraction

  Fun Facts

  • Decimal fractions were first developed and used by the Chinese in the end of 4th century BC, and then spread to the Middle East and from there to Europe. 

let's do it Let's do it!

Instead of teaching decimal fractions and then handing out practice worksheets to your children, ask them to find the make decimals fractions of the decimals or fractions you say.

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