# Year 4: Decimals and fractions

Pupils should be taught throughout that decimals and fractions are different ways of expressing numbers.

Pupils’ understanding of the number system and decimal place value is extended at this stage to tenths and then hundredths. This includes relating the decimal notation to division of whole numbers by 10 and later 100.

Pupils should learn decimal notation and the language associated with it, including in the context of measurements. They make comparisons and order decimal amounts and quantities that are expressed to the same number of decimal places. They should be able to represent numbers with one or two decimal places in multiple ways, such as on number lines.

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 4 objectives.

 Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths Recognise and write decimal equivalents to 1/4; 1/2; 3/4 Find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as units, tenths and hundredths Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places