Author: David Watkins, Maths Teacher/Associate Tutor, Moray House School of Education and Sport.
This resource is an investigation for pupils into recurring decimals. Suitable for able P6/P7 pupils or S1-S4 pupils. Pupils require prior knowledge of how to convert a fraction to a decimal (by dividing the numerator by the denominator), but the rest of the worksheet is designed for them to work it out as they go along. Pupils will also need to understand the use of recurring decimal notation (for instance knowing that 0.4444444….. can be written as 0.4 with a ‘dot’ above the ‘4’: this is also explained in the image on the right).
Pupils will need access to a calculator to complete this task