In finding a percent of a given quantity, first reduce the percent to either a common fraction or a

decimal fraction, and then multiply.

Where a

decimal fraction is less than one we should use a leading zero (0.

Such an explanation implies that these preservice teachers did not realize that sometimes multiplying (by a

decimal fraction less than 1) could result in a product that was smaller than the original multiplicand.

This could lead them to conjecture that

decimal fractions will terminate if their denominator is any combination of powers of 2 and powers of 5.

The building materials are conceptual understanding and the ability to perform arithmetic manipulation on whole numbers,

decimal fractions, and common fractions.

By confronting this problem and raising students' awareness of the use of decimals and the variations in the language used; most students are able to see and recognise the

decimal fraction as both an everyday term and a mathematical value.

Anne identifies some misconceptions about

decimal fraction notation and provides some helpful ideas about teaching activities to improve student understanding.

The first "Hot Idea" is

Decimal fraction dominoes *.

In the areas of fraction, including

decimal fraction, teaching a variety of "quick fix" rules abound--to multiply by ten you add a nought; turn the second fraction upside down and multiply.

Deciwire models are particularly useful when comparing the magnitude of

decimal fractions, and can be used to examine (and dispel) students' misconceptions (Irwin, 2001; Moody, 2010; Roche, 2005).

It is very inflexible being horrible to scaleupor down (unless by 10) and permanently involves high numbers and long

decimal fractions difficult to memorise,much lesswork with.

The DFM on Wednesday announced that it will adopt a modified Tick Size system from March 11 that allows buy/sell orders up to three

decimal fractions for securities with a market value below Dh10, and up to the second

decimal fractions for securities with a market value above Dh10.

The DFM had also said that the tick size for the two latter categories will be reviewed in light of the execution of the three

decimal fractions on securities below one dirham.

The DFM said the Tick Size for the two latter categories will be reviewed in light of the execution of the three

decimal fractions on securities below one UAE Dirham.

Besides, he remains known for his propagation of

decimal fractions.