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This presentation is designed for an 8th grade classroom. However, it could certainly be useful for review in the Algebra 1 classroom or it could be easily modified to work in a 7th grade classroom. It is a great way to teach students how to compare fractions and decimals. It directly correlates to standard [7-NS2] and [8-NS2] in the Common Core. This lesson is designed to get students involved through questioning within the PowerPoint as well as a group activity. The answers to each example are provided at the end of the PowerPoint. It can be easily converted into a Flip Book for Smart Board users. I use the PowerPoint on my Smart Board as it is.
Included is a group activity and a worksheet with answers that may be used for a homework or classwork follow-up activity. It is a 20 question worksheet that includes computation questions, word problems ,and critical thinking questions.
I use this lesson in my 90 minute classroom, but it would be very simple to break the lesson up into 2 parts and teach in two 50 minute classes.