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Comparing Decimals Teacher Resources
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Create your own fraction kits by folding and labeling paper using fraction vocabulary. Learners then work in groups to use these in comparing and sequencing both whole numbers and fractions. They also create unit cubes and develop an understanding that one unit cube is equivalent to a fractional amount.
Voila! Young mathematicians become magicians as they turn fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions. They reference examples before completing 37 transformations on their own. The first 16 are fractions with a denominator of 10, and scholars write the equivalent decimal for each. The next 16 are decimals to the tenths place to be converted to fractions. There are five analysis questions to further solidify these concepts (i.e. "Which two of the fractions above are the same as 0.4?").
These fractions need to be converted to decimals, but no calculator is needed. Scholars examine two examples which explain the process briefly before completing 16 fractions with denominators of either 10 or 100. For the next section they convert more complex fractions using long division, again with an example as guidance. Connect this concept tangibly using money: What is one-quarter of a dollar? Learners will quickly begin using these familiar concepts to help them grasp these more complicated ideas.
Explore rational numbers with the young mathematicians in your class. They will investigate decimals, fractions, and percents before ordering and comparing rational numbers. This multi-day unit includes differentiation activities and most of the resources you'll need are provided.
Fifth graders order decimals from least to greatest and greatest to least. In this decimal order lesson, 5th graders complete an online review of comparing 2 digit numbers. Students then complete a decimal order card game in groups. Students then complete a craft activity for decimal ordering.