 Though most people know decimal as a dot, the meaning of ‘decimal’ is much more than that. Decimal is a point or a dot that separates a whole number from its fractional part within a number – for example, 27.29, where 27 is the whole number and 29 is its fractional number. Decimal numbers are an important part of the elementary school syllabus; this chapter is taught after children have developed an understanding of fractions. As a kid reaches higher classes, they have to learn how to convert fractions into decimals and vice versa. For that, they need to have a clear understanding of decimal numbers.

Once the children have become familiar with the concepts of decimals, parents can teach them how to add decimal numbers. In decimal addition, students have to add the given decimal numbers to find the cumulative result. Decimal addition is very much like simple addition, except the number is divided into whole numbers and fraction numbers by a decimal point. For example,if it is given: Add 22.75 and 34.24, start by arranging the number as shown below and then start adding the numbers from the rightmost digit.

22.75

+34.24

=56.99

There are multiple adding decimal worksheet pdf available on our BYJU’S website. You can easily download them and give them to your child for practice. Start by giving addition of small numbers to your children; once they become well versed in doing them, you can start giving them larger numbers. It is important to learn the fraction values of decimal numbers as it will help your kids to solve sums in higher classes. It is equally important to teach the kids how to place the numbers according to their place value. Arranging the numbers as per place value helps them to find the right solution.