Students learn about reading and writing numbers on a scale using place value. Most able students are challenged to read decimals numbers with five divisions. Less able students have access to a place value table and number line to help them read units and tens along a scale with ten divisions.
At the start of the lesson the class recap comparing the size of numbers using less and greater than statements. In the main phase they are taught how to read from number scales using place value. The end of the lesson challenges students to read a number with units, tenths and hundredths. A student handout is provided to enable students to write on the scales.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to read integer values along a number line.
- Most students should be able to use the place value table to read and plot decimal numbers along a scale.
- Some students should be able to read and plot decimal numbers using a number scale.