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

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Read, write, or select decimals to the tenths place.


Essential Understandings


  • Use digit cards to build a number on a place value chart to the tenths place.
  • Use a number line to have students identify decimals on the number line.
  • Match number cards to decimals displayed with manipulatives.
  • Understand where to write a decimal point.
  • Understand that a decimal represents a value less than one.
  • Read a decimal given in number form or a picture representation.
  • Select the appropriate decimal given the answer and a distractor with its verbal, pictorial or manipulative representation.
  • Write a decimal given a verbal prompt.
  • Write a decimal given a representation.
  • Write a decimal given a manipulative.
  • Understand the following concepts, symbols, and vocabulary: decimal, decimal point, tenths place.

Number: MAFS.4.NF.3.AP.6c 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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