Decimal Lesson Plans
- A Model
Project - This activity is a concrete way to introduce students to
equivalent forms of fractions and decimals. The student constructs models
to represent a fraction or a decimal.
Town, USA - Designed to follow your instructions about converting
number forms, this lesson is a real-world application of the relationship
between fractions, decimals, and percents.
- Base It
- To expose students to number systems other than the decimal system and
explain why we need to know these systems (binary: electronics and computers;
octal and hexadecimal: flight test, computers).
and Subtracting Decimals - Consider the size of a decimal prior to
developing approaches to finding exact decimal sums or differences.
than Average - Students use baseball cards to understand averages,
decimals to thousandths, and the real-world use of math.
and Order Fraction and Decimal Equivalence - As students enter the
room they will be handed a sticky note that will have a fraction or decimal
number written on it.
Chefs - Students become Cuisenaire Chefs as they mix and toss Cuisenaire
rods to recreate recipes. This hands-on activity gives students a chance
to identify the value of fractions at an introductory level.
Make Cents - Look out real world, here we come! Due to new jobs, pay
increases, taxes, money in the bank, and opportunities to spend, spend,
spend, students learn there is no way to avoid working with decimals in
making life "centsable"!
the Decimal Point Really Make a Difference? - What's the problem with
cheeseburgers advertised for .99 cents each or colas for .89 cents each?
Students study the decimal dilemma and discover major math mistakes in
the real world.
Dewey - Doing Dewey reinforces the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
Students will apply their basic understanding of Dewey decimal classification
to the process of book organization.
Math - Decimal Addition and Subtraction - The subject matter is to
help students understand the various ways of adding and subtracting decimals,
including modeling with base-10 blocks and using algorithms.
Decimals, and Percents - In order to help teachers with planning and
teaching the lessons, each lesson is organized into the sections that
include an overview, materials, time, teaching directions, teaching notes,
a vignette describing the actual lesson, follow-up suggestions, and questions
and Decimal Garden - Students write fractions and decimals using unifix
cube models and grid paper. They draw a garden using grid paper and label
each section with the correct fraction and decimal to the tenths.
and Decimal Ordering - Students learn to order numbers in fraction
and decimal form, in a critical thinking and kinesthetic fashion.
Decimals, and Percents - How do they relate and how do they differ?
Decimals, and Percents - You will also learn how to convert a fraction
to a percent, or a decimal to percent and so on. Get those thinking caps
Fun with Decimals - Demonstrate concepts of converting decimals to
we use decimals everyday and don't even realize it.
to Decimals - They will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship
between fractions and decimals by converting some basic fractions into
Changes It! - The students will be able to express percents as fractions
and decimals, fractions as decimals and percents and decimals as percents
and fractions. This will show that students understand the relationship
between fractions, decimals, and percents.
Cents of Fractions and Decimals - Students learn decimals and fractions
using groups of 100 pennies. By classifying the pennies in different ways,
there are an unlimited number of ways to learn fractions, decimals, and
place value in money.
Spaces with Decimal Places! - Show them how to place the decimal in
the correct place.
Chameleon - This lesson teaches students to express a quantity in
a variety of ways; to understand whether relationships among fractions,
decimals, and percents are equal; and to convert a number expressed in
one form to another.
Places! - This lesson will help students understand the role of the
decimal point and the relationship between tenths, hundredths, and thousandths.
- Plot That
Decimal - Students work in groups to plot a set of number cards containing
whole numbers and decimals on a number line.
- Roll a
Decimal - By the roll of a die, students place digits in the place
value chart to create a number having the greatest or least value possible.
to the Nearest Tenth - To correctly round their answers to word problems
involving decimals on standardized and teacher-made tests.
Up - How and when do we round whole numbers and decimals?
Place Value of Decimals - Read, write and identify decimals through
ten-thousandths; compare and order decimals through thousandths.
Do You Use: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents?