This decimal product which addresses addition, subtraction , multiplication and division of decimals was designed to give my 5th graders additional practice with challenging skills. It includes 11 pages of practice with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals. Student pages 4 through 11 also have complex problem solving involving addition, subtraction and division of decimals. Also included are 2 CFA's so that you can assess the skills of your students. Answer keys are included for all pages.
My 5th grade team found our 5th graders didn’t retain they had learned about operations involving decimals. So we decided to strategically reteach decimals. We gave our 90 students the CFA (common formative assessment). We then put the data from the assessment into excel. We sorted based on their performance on subtraction and division. We have Title and Special Ed support and are able to divide our students 5 ways to provide 30 minute intensive strategic instruction. The students that scored 0 or 20% are placed in the smallest groups. These practice papers are for students who scored 60% or less. Students who scored 100% are placed in the largest group and are provided enrichment opportunities.
After 3 or 4 days of instruction give the 2nd CFA and resort students for additional instruction.
It was purposely designed to present the problems horizontally to force them to then rewrite the problems vertically. Learning how to line up the decimals is a critical skill. I hope this product helps your students master the operational skills involving decimals.
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