The Common Core clearly wants students to be able to work flexibly with decimal numbers. Although students need to be able to move back and forth between fractions (1/10) and decimals (0.1), this is really only part of the concept!
These three "hands on" activities help build true number sense with decimals. Each activity can be done whole class or in small groups. Each also has a follow up independent practice activity that can be used as homework, review, or even as a “quick quiz” to check understanding. They are designed to be low ink for easy copying!
These 3 activities are geared toward teaching and/or reviewing decimal concepts that reinforce the following:
Decimals are numbers that let us see “wholes” and “parts” (like fractions)
We can put decimal numbers in order, just like whole numbers.
We can estimate with decimals to decide whether they are close to another “benchmark number” such as ½.
We can use symbols like <, >, and = with decimal numbers.
We can list decimal numbers that go between two other numbers.
(NOTE: This product is also a part of my place value bundle!
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