I have found that my 5th graders have trouble remembering how to move decimals in all of the different decimal operations--admittedly, there is a different movement that needs to happen for practically every decimal operation! So, I created this PowerPoint to give them fun and helpful ways to remember how to move decimals for each type of problem.
This is a great way to introduce decimal movement before you teach an operation and/or review decimal movement at the end of the unit! I currently teach a group of at-risk EIP math students, so I can't wait to show this to my kiddos struggling with this concept. It can work for remediation for 5th/6th grade, or even to accelerate 4th grade learners who need enrichment/extra challenge.
The PPT includes decimal movement for:
-Multiplying & Dividing Decimals by Powers of Ten
-Multiplying Decimals to Hundredths
-Dividing Decimals to Hundredths (which includes decimal in dividend, decimal in divisor, and converting a remainder into a decimal)
There is also a memory trick for what to do with empty place values that has really helped my students!
All categories of operations come with example problems and YouTube video clips to demonstrate each decimal moving as an animal and to engage students (helping them remember better and longer)! There are a total of 6 video clips.
If for some reason the PowerPoint does not download properly, please send me a message that includes your email address. I will email you a PDF version of this file. The videos will not play directly in the presentation anymore, but you will be able to use the web addresses in the hyperlinks to show the videos.
Also, be sure to check out the "Notes" section at the bottoms of slides with videos. I have included tips about times within the videos.