Numbers In Words

Write the following numbers as words:




A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Pirate Theme

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Topics: Starter | Number | Place Value

  • 8th Grade Class, Waverly Jr High
  • You should not use and in writing numbers. And stands for the decimal point.
  • H Stockwell, Freebrough Specialist Engineering College
  • As a GCSE examiner I can assure you "and" does not stand for decimal point, "point" stands for decimal point.
  • The Best Maths Class Ever 8cd/m2, King Alfreds Wantage
  • We found this starter very very easy, but it was also very fun. Its a good start for the leason ahead,most of us got all four right.
  • Andrew, Vietnam
  • Please never use 'and' for the decimal point. It's not true!!!!!
    You say three point 6 seconds. (3.6s) not three 'and' 6 seconds. That doesn't even make sense!!!!!
  • AW, Worldly Knowledge
  • Definitely say point for point, not and. Please.
  • Transum,
  • There was a similar discussion about the word 'and' on the 7th October Starter. It does remind us that there are different ways of writing mathematics around the world.
  • Belinda, Canada
  • When I teach, I use the word "and" to denote the decimal. But I would SAY the word as 3 and 6 tenths. I only do this when teaching students about decimals and place value. It's important that they know what it means. Then we can go to 3 point 6.

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Reflective Pirate

"Shiver My Timbers, shiver My Soul
Yo Ho He Ho
There are men whos hearts as black as coal
And they sailed there ship across the ocean blue
A Blood thirsty captain and a cut throat crew.
Its a darker tale as was ever told
Of a lust for treasure and a love of gold...
Shiver My Timbers, Shiver my sides
Yo ho he ho"

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