Introduction to Decimal Blocks
A major strength of the Digi-Block program is that students can model both whole numbers and decimal fractions at the same time.
|The traditional blocks can be used to model whole numbers. Here we see 146 modeled with a block-of-100, four blocks-of-10 and six single blocks.|
|Using the tenth and hundredth blocks, we can model decimal fractions. Here we see .25 modeled with two tenth blocks and five hundredth blocks.|
|Because the tenth and hundredth blocks look the same as the single blocks, only smaller, the whole number digi-blocks and decimal fraction digi-blocks work together seamlessly! Here we see 146.25|