Add and Subtract Decimals

Cha-ching! Send your youngsters on a shopping inquiry adventure. Pupils practice adding and subtracting decimals using worksheets and sample shopping receipts, and consider how this type of problem solving is used in everyday life.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • For further real-world application, have students ask parents for an average grocery bill for the week, and then practice adding or subtracting certain groupings of items (i.e. sweets and desserts, meals out, etc.)
Pros

  • Incorporates use of real-world items and situations
  • Includes in-class and extension assignments
Cons

  • Answer key is not included, but would be very easy to calculate and create yourself
Common Core

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  • Worksheet
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