Wouldn’t it be great if your students knew the decimal equivalency for each of the foundational fractions so that they could work more efficiently in all areas of math? This unit could quite possibly be the solution to the dilemma!
This unit was created to assist students with learning the most common fraction, decimal, and percent equivalencies that students must regularly work with in math and life: half, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eighths, and ninths. The unit is broken into six parts: half and fourths, fifths, ninths, thirds, sixths, and eighths. Included within each part is the “trick” for remembering the decimal and percent for each fraction, flash cards, an exit ticket, two “Study Buddy” homework assignments, and a test. Throughout the 39-page unit are additional warm-ups and activities to assist with memorizing the tricks as well as additional tests.
This unit requires at least six weeks to allow you and your students to work on only one unit part per week to maximize concept retention.