Presentation on theme: "Terminating and Recurring Decimals"— Presentation transcript:
1Terminating 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
2Fractions 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 …… ?
3Fractions 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 ….
4Vocabulary 0.5 is a terminating decimal ………… is a recurring decimalLearn the words in red
5Investigation Which fractions convert to terminating decimals? Which fractions convert to recurring decimals?The next slide provides some starting points (if you need them!)
10Organise 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?
11Present 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.
12Most people like decimals but others don’t see the point! Good LuckMost people like decimals but others don’t see the point!