Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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In this activity students will begin by completing challenging math questions in order to build a water slide! They have to figure out how much of each material they will need to build a slide, you can choose whether it is going to be a water slide or a speed slide!

Questions include:

- Reading and Writing Decimal Numbers

- Adding Decimals

- Subtracting Decimals

- Exponents

- Order of Operations.

Materials are:

aluminum foil

paper or plastic plates

masking tape


paper towel and toilet cardboard rolls

After the students complete the math questions they begin to collect and measure how much of each material they need.

Once all materials are measured and collected the students will work together in a team to construct a water or speed slide.

This is a super fun math, engineering, and teamwork activity that is thoroughly enjoyed by 5th graders.

I hope you enjoy.

Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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