Access Point #: MAFS.4.NF.3.AP.6b (Archived Access Point)

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Match a fraction (with a denominator of 10 or 100) with its decimal equivalent (5/10 = 0.5).


Essential Understandings


  • Use a labeled place value chart and number cards to show a given decimal. Read the decimal as the number in the tenths (e.g., 0.5 is read “five tenths”). Match to the numerical fraction card that represents “five tenths.”
  • Use a labeled place value chart and number cards to show a given decimal. Read the decimal as the number to the hundredths (e.g., 0.05 is read “five hundredths”). Match to the numerical fraction card that represents “five hundredths.”
  • Understand that numbers to the right of the decimal represent a value less than one.
  • Recognize decimal place value up to hundredths place.
  • Understand the following vocabulary:
    º  decimal point
    º  tenths place
    º  hundredths place
    º  fraction

Number: MAFS.4.NF.3.AP.6b Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14 Cluster: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

Name Description
MAFS.4.NF.3.6: Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

Related Courses

Name Description
5012060: Mathematics - Grade Four
7712050: Access Mathematics Grade 4
5020110: STEM Lab Grade 4
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

Related Resources

Element Cards

Name Description
4th Grade Math Element Cards:

Element Cards are available to assist in planning for instruction. They are designed to promote understanding of how students move toward the academic standards. Element Cards contain one or more access points, essential understandings, suggested instructional strategies and suggested supports.

Professional Development

Name Description
Fractions and Decimals Content Module :

Content Modules provide explanations and examples of the concepts contained in the academic standards that may be difficult to teach or unfamiliar to special education teachers. They promote an understanding of the concepts so that a teacher can begin to plan how to teach the concepts to students. Content Modules contain potential adaptations, modifications and ideas for Universal Design for Learning.

Teaching Idea

Name Description
Curriculum Resource Guide: Fractions and Decimals:

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