## Gifted and bored

N is in Year 5. “What are you doing at school now?” “Umm, we are still converting fractions to decimals and back” “Show me an example” “Well, it’s something like \( \mathrm{\frac{1}{2}=0.5}\), \( \mathrm{\frac{1}{4}=0.25}\), \( \mathrm{ \frac{7}{10}=0.7}\) ” “I see. Can you write \( \mathrm{\frac{1}{8 }}\) and \( \mathrm{\frac{3}{40 }}\) as decimals?” He can. Without much effort. “The interesting […]