The decimal number system is explained in terms of packets of sweets. This is simple enough for even very young children to understand. This analogy extends very easily into explaining decimal fractions. It is shown how this fits in with what we have learned about fractions.

The chapter shows how to convert decimal numbers to fractions, and fractions to decimal numbers. It explains why only some fractions can be converted exactly to decimal numbers.

This website presents extracts of each chapter in the related book called **Fractions For Parents**. The chapters are listed on the side of this page.

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