Presentation on theme: "Terminating and Recurring Decimals"— Presentation transcript:
1 Terminating and Recurring Decimals InvestigationThis PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used to introduce students to this investigation. Only show the minimum number of slides necessary to get the students thinking for themselves… John Tranter March 2003
2 Fractions to decimals: Most people know that the fraction ½ can be represented as the decimal 0.5Many people also know that one third is the same as …… ?
3 Fractions to decimals: Most people know that the fraction ½ can be represented as the decimal 0.5Many people also know that one third is the same as ….
4 Vocabulary 0.5 is a terminating decimal ………… is a recurring decimalLearn the words in red
5 Investigation Which fractions convert to terminating decimals? Which fractions convert to recurring decimals?The next slide provides some starting points (if you need them!)
10 Organise your resultsWhat are the things you have found out about the decimal equivalent of fractions?Did you discover any patterns in the recurring decimals?Did you find any rules for predicting the nature of the decimals?
11 Present your resultsPresent all you have found in a form that others will understandMake your findings interestingYou may wish to use PowerPoint and report back to the whole class.
12 Most people like decimals but others don’t see the point! Good LuckMost people like decimals but others don’t see the point!