In Year 4 children will work with tenths and hundredths, understanding that finding one tenth is equivalent to dividing by 10 (e.g. one tenth of 2,000 is equivalent to 2,000 divided by 10). They should also be shown the connection between hundredths and tenths and that hundredths arise by dividing tenths by ten (e.g 0.5 divided by ten is 0.05).
The relationship between fractions and decimals will also be extended and by the end of the year children should be able to recognise and write the decimal equivalence of any number of tenths or hundredths (e.g. 6 hundredths is equivalent to 0.06). This relationship between fractions and decimals is crucial for children to be able to progress from Year 4 onwards. Our latest set of pages takes a close look at showing tenths in the form of an image, in words, as a fraction and as a decimal. This will really show how well children have grasped the relationship between fractions and decimals.