# Decimals – Tenths, Hundredths, and Thousandths

Use the illustrations below to help explain how one whole unit is equal to 10 tenths, to 100 hundredths, and 1,000 thousandths. This understanding will really help when working with decimals and with place values to the right of the decimal point.

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This premium worksheet bundle contains 10 activities to challenge your students and help them understand comparing decimals up to thousandths. Decimals, or decimal fractions to give them their full and more proper name, can be written in different forms. Writing and saying decimals in these different forms promotes the important understanding of the underlying place value concepts. These forms are shown below starting with tenths.

## Tenths

Assuming the square represents one whole unit, the shaded area represents three tenths.

This can be written in different forms as shown below.

## Hundredths

Assuming the square represents one whole unit, the shaded area represents fifteen hundredths.

This can be written in different forms as shown below.

## Thousandths

Assuming the square represents one whole unit, the shaded area represents three hundred twenty-seven thousandths.

This can be written in different forms as shown below.