What is the name of a set of numbers that includes whole numbers and fractions?
What is a decimal pattern?
Decimals are numbers with fractions after a decimal point. Decimal patterns are sequences of numbers that each have the same number of digits after the decimal point. By understanding decimal patterns, you can solve and create math problems more easily.
Understanding Decimal Patterns
Decimal patterns can be used to predict the behavior of certain physical systems, such as the movement of the planets in our solar system. The Fibonacci sequence, which is a famous decimal pattern, is found in nature, such as in the number of petals on a flower. The decimal system is used in most modern computer programming languages, as it is a very efficient way to represent numbers.
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Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a repeating decimal and a terminating decimal?
Can you think of any real-life examples where decimal patterns are used to analyze data or solve problems?
Work together in pairs: What is an example of a decimal pattern that increases by 0.15 each time?
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What is the decimal pattern in the sequence: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0?
- Increasing by 0.5
- Increasing by 1
- Increasing by 2
- No pattern
What is the next number in the decimal pattern: 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, ... ?
What is the decimal pattern in the sequence: -3.9, -3.6, -3.3, -3?
- Decreasing by .3
- Decreasing by .6
- No pattern
- Increasing by 0.
What is the missing number in this decimal pattern?
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- 12 ;13 ;14;15
- 12 ;14 ;18;20
- 10 ;12 ;14;16
- 15 ;20 ;22;23
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Give me an example of a decimal pattern that does not repeat?
Which of these fractions can be written as a repeating decimal?