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Decimals

Plan your

Intro to Decimals

lesson

Lesson Objective:

Students will understand the value of decimals through working with the number line and practicing greater than and less than.

Prior Knowledge

Students have a basic understanding of decimals and decimal notation.

Vocabulary

Decimals

Number line

Greater than

Less than

Students are familiar with number lines.

Activities

Differentiate your instruction by grouping your students by their needs and choose the most effective activity for each group

Increase Confidence

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Decimals on a Number Line

Decimals on a Number Line

In this worksheet, students must place decimals on a number line by marking tenths or hundredths and plotting the point on the number line.

Individual Practice

Number Line Cut & Paste

Number Line Cut & Paste

In this activity, students split into pairs and work together to cut out the decimal cards, label the number line and stick the decimal cards correctly along the number line.

Pictures and Visuals

Decimal Number Line Quiz

Decimal Number Line Quiz

In this activity, students answer an online quiz in order to practice plotting decimals on a number line.

Individual Practice

Decimals Person Puzzle

Decimals Person Puzzle

In this activity, students will interpret decimals on a number line whilst also learning about the American military hero Humayun Khan!

Real World Examples

Decimal War

Decimal War

In this War game, students compare decimal cards each round. The person with the largest decimal number captures the other card(s).

Math Games

Decimal Math Man

Decimal Math Man

In this activity, students play an online Pacman game to try and eat the ghost with the correct decimal as presented on the number line.

Math Games

Teacher

Tips

Notice that students tend to confuse that numbers after a decimal place do not hold the same value as whole numbers.

Students sometimes misinterpret greater than and less than on the number line

Have students work together to correct each other’s work

Create Your Own Differentiated Lesson

Differentiate your instruction in just minutes by grouping your students and finding the most effective activities based on their holistic needs.

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