How on Earth do I make decimals fun and engaging for 10 and 11 year olds? That was my thinking, not least for my own sanity in teaching this area of math, if I’m going to be honest!!
My 5th graders found these interactive journal activities fun and I saw them to be engaged and thinking. Mission accomplished!
This printable packet contains 3 interactive math journal activities and a sorting fractions game. They can be taught whole class or in guided math groups. I designed the activities with the 5th grade Common Core standards and my math class in mind. It can of course be adapted to suit 4th or 6th grade also. Interactive math journals are something I have introduced this year and both myself and my students love them! They fit well with the Common Core’s philosophy of inquiry based learning. I have included lesson suggestions.
I have been an avid student of Lovin’ Lit’s (www.imlovinlit.blogspot.com )interactive journals and Rundes Room. (www.rundesroom.com ) From these amazing gurus, my teaching skills have improved and I am now creating my own interactive journal lessons to add to my repertoire.
66 cards with decimal fractions: tenths, hundredths and thousandths and common fractions.
3 interactive journal activities to inquire into the concepts
Worksheets with answers to review the skills and concepts taught
Please do let me know how you feel about these lessons and activities so that I may constantly improve my work.
~ Susan Powers