I went to an AWESOME Kim Sutton workshop this summer! One of my favorite things she showed up was decimal models that she made using plastic canvas like this:
I made blocks of 100 to represent 1 whole, bars of 10 to represent tenths, and single squares to represent hundredths.
I divided up bags of the different models and students worked with partners to build specific models. It was so great because they could VISUALLY see that 0.6 is much larger than 0.06!
Click on the picture below to download the guided worksheet below!