This FREE document provides the pedagogical methodology that ties all fractions and decimals together from grades 3 through 8. It contains all the fractional number lines in the Appendix with specific instructions on completing this task. The paper breaks down the learning via grade level ranges in accordance with either Common Core (CC) or the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
This process solves the 'floating' of fractions and decimals as they are learned in discrete practice and allows the student to view the entire process in one connected setting.
I have used this process in non-Title 1 and Title 1 elementary and middle schools with tremendous success. I took a couple days and wrote up the procedure, so other teachers may have similar success with their students, too. The methodology has been a game changer with our kiddos in solidifying decimal-fraction understanding and their intrinsic relationship.
Best to your and your kiddos, Blaine Helwig