This six-part lesson is a great addition to any number system lesson. Students will develop a greater understanding of the connection between fractions and decimals. Students will learn to convert between fractions and decimals. Students will also learn to use long division to determine whether a fractions produces a repeating or terminating decimal. This multi-part lesson includes the following:
*Problem of the Day: Students will begin class by taking a few minutes to answer the problem of the day. Students can write their responses in a notebook, on a loose leaf sheet of paper or on the papers provided. After a few minutes, have students check the work of another classmate, or they can check their own.
*Notes on Fraction and Decimal Connections: Work together as a class to complete the notes on decimal and fraction connections. Students will discover how to convert between the two. Also, there is a review section on terminating + repeating decimals and how to use long division to find your answer.
*Matching Game: This activity includes 48 (fraction/decimal) cards that can be matched to form 24 pairs. This activity can be used in a variety of ways. One suggestion is to hand one card to each student and time the class to see how long it takes them to find their match. Try it once allowing students to talk and then try again without talking. You can also provide a set of the cards to a group and have the students work together to find all of the matches.
*Memory Activity: This activity can use all memory cards, or just a select few. This game is just like the traditional memory game. Students will cut out the cards (I would suggest laminating/cutting out the cards in advance, if possible) and place them face down. Students will take turns flipping over the cards until they form an equivalent pair. The student with the most cards by the end of the game wins!
*Fraction + Decimal Practice Worksheet: Students will need to complete the practice sheet on converting fractions and decimals, as well as, repeating and terminating decimals. This can be given as an individual assignment or students could work with a partner or in a group.
*Exit Slip: In the final minutes of class, have student complete their exit slip. This can be completed in a worksheet, on a loose leaf sheet of paper or on the papers provided. This is a great way to assess the level of understanding for each student in the class.
This lesson is one portion of a 15-part unit I offer at my store. Check it out here:
7th Grade Number System Unit
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Feel free to check out other portions of the number system unit I offer at my store:
Real Number System Lesson
Additive Inverse + Absolute Value Lesson
Adding + Subtracting Integers Lessons (3 Days)
Integer Word Problems (Addition + Subtraction) - Distance Between Two Points Lesson