# Measuring sticks: Decimals

In this lesson, students learn about place value and how it extends beyond whole numbers. They use drinking straws to model decimals.

Year level(s) Year 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Concrete Representational Abstract model, Explicit teaching, Questioning, Feedback
Keywords Maths Hub lesson plan, decimals, tenths, hundredths

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Measurement
Topics Decimals, Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M4N01
Recognise and extend the application of place value to tenths and hundredths and use the conventions of decimal notation to name and represent decimals

AC9M4N03
Find equivalent representations of fractions using related denominators and make connections between fractions and decimal notation

AC9M4M01
Interpret unmarked and partial units when measuring and comparing attributes of length, mass, capacity, duration and temperature, using scaled and digital instruments and appropriate units

Numeracy progression Number and place value (P7)
Counting processes (P8)
Interpreting fractions (P5)
Understanding units of measurement (P6)