It is important when pronouncing numbers that include a decimal that students are showing an understanding of the value of each digit following the decimal point. At Forest Street Primary, when teaching and learning about decimals, we follow the pattern set out below:

  1. Decimal Point
  2. 5 tenths (not “point 5”)
  3. 59 hundredths (not “point 59”)
  4. 591 thousandths (not “point 591”)
Forest Street Primary School