# Use This to Build a Foundation with Decimals

After trudging through decimal teaching the last two years, I decided that students needed a stronger visual to help them see the patterns within decimal numbers…after all when students count to 20 in kindergarten, we have pictures of 1-20 plastered everywhere with visual models for students to see. Because students need to see a longer set of decimal numbers to see patterns, I created this decimal number line (and a few other items). The number line has numbers from 0.001-1 on it counting by thousandths. On numbers where the zeros occur at the end of the decimal number the zeros are printed very lightly to remind students that these do not change the value of the decimal number and can be left off. There are picture and number representations of each decimal and optional word cards that can be added by the teacher with the students through class discussion.

Below are the first few numbers on the number line…

and the last set of numbers on the number line…

the word cards…

To top this all off, you can find the Wall Decimal Number Line on sale for 50% off through Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014. Scoop it up while the sale lasts.

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