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Students can practice sorting and rounding decimals in this review activity, which features several examples of each skill as well as twenty-two practice exercises. This worksheet will also work well in an electronic format, as each question allows students to check their answers.
Fifth graders examine the process of subtracting decimals. They discuss how subtracting decimals is like subtracting money, then in small groups play a decimal subtraction game using Unifix cubes. Students then buy and sell products at a class store, and independently complete a worksheet.
Knowing both the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification systems, and how to read their call numbers, facilitates information literacy, a critical skill for 21st century life. High schoolers, who may be familiar with Dewey, learn to navigate the LCC system, compare the two in a Venn diagram, and create call numbers for books and subjects in their class schedules. Links in the resource are missing; we've added 3 so everything you need is a click away.
Third graders create rain gauges and take them home. Individually, they record the rainfall amounts at all of their homes over a 2-week period and then bring the data back to class so they can compare the different amounts of rainfall that occurred over a relatively small geographic area.
Sixth graders observe and demonstrate a variety of problem solving strategies to solve math word problems involving addition and subtraction of decimals that represent money. They solve a problem step-by-step along with the teacher, then independently solve a similar problem.