Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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Writing, Reading Decimals - Problem 1

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Writing, Reading Decimals - Concept

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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The way we read decimals aloud casually is not actually mathematically precise- we should use the correct vocabulary. Each digit has a place value that helps us read it correctly. To the left of the decimal point, the numbers are said like "tens" or "hundreds" place, whereas on the right of the decimal point, there is the addition of the -ths, like "tenths," or "hundredths."

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