In chapter 2 we will be learning about decimals. We will bgin with a review of decimal place value and reading and writing decimals in different forms. We will compare and order decimals, round decimals, and estimate using all four operations with decimals. Each student should become proficient in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals and whole numbers by the end of our studies. After the basics we will proceed to multiply by powers of ten and we will express very large and small numbers using scientific notation. Lastly, students will solve equations with decimals and use problem solving strategies to write decimal equations. Later, we will build on this knowledge as it relates to fractions and percents.