This worksheet is an educational resource designed to assist students in learning about decimals and their expanded forms. It provides a list of ten decimal numbers, each accompanied by a blank space where the student is expected to write the number in its expanded form. The page is adorned with illustrations of an underwater theme, including a character resembling a mermaid and a coral, which adds a visual appeal to the exercise. The worksheet includes a section at the bottom for students to self-evaluate their performance using smiley face icons.
The purpose of this worksheet is to teach students the concept of expanded form as it applies to decimal numbers. When students write decimals in expanded form, they break down the number to show the place value of each digit, enhancing their understanding of how decimal numbers are structured. This exercise is intended to reinforce number sense, particularly in relation to decimals, and to provide practice in recognizing and working with each place value from the decimal point. Mastery of this skill is crucial for comprehending more advanced mathematical operations that involve decimals.