There are four activities included in this bundle. All are related to the place value of decimals. This concept directly relates to the first two standards in the Numbers in Base Ten domain of the common core at the fifth grade level. It is also relational to other common core standards.
The first activity shared here is a place value poster with places from hundred billion to thousandths place. A decimal point is included. I hang this over the top of my white board so that we can write numbers underneath the correct places and investigate how the numbers move around depending on whether you are multiplying or dividing by which power of ten. If you have no board space, you could hang this on a wall or bulletin board then put white copy paper into page protectors (this becomes a makeshift white board – writing on this with whiteboard markers works very well) and hang these sheets underneath each place so that you can still write the numbers and demonstrate how these digits move around.
The second activity shared here is an I have…who has… activity asking students to identify given numbers (mostly decimals) that are ten time larger or smaller than the original number. This activity is designed so that students may begin with any card, the last card recycles back to the card that started.
The third and fourth activity are compatible in that they ask students to multiply and divide by powers of ten up to 10,000. One is a matching activity and the other an I have…who has… activity. With the matching activity, students match equations with the correct solutions, then record the complete equations on a recording sheet (included with the activity).
All of these activities have been designed to be very colorful when copied, but they also look very nice copied in grayscale.
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