Spin a Decimal- Writing Decimals to the Thousandths
This is a fun station where students will spin the spinners, create a decimal number to the thousandths, and model the number!
Students will need a decimal spinner and a workmat- the workmat should be laminated so students can use dry erase markers on it. Alternatively, you can use the clear glossy page protectors- just slide the workmat inside the page protector and students can write and wipe off of the page protector.
At this station, students will spin the decimal spinners. To make a spinner, flick a paperclip with your fingers around the tip of a pencil.
Once students have a value for their tenths, hundredths, and thousandths, students should model the value on the workmat.
Use a different color to represent each place value.
Wipe the work mat clean and start repeat.
If you’d rather students keep a written record of their work, then require them to record their numbers and models on the included record sheet.
-place value spinners
- "Write and wipe" template
Create a partner game. Each student spins the spinner and models their number. Next, compare the amounts. Who’s value is closest to 1? Keep tallies- the first person to 10 wins.
Spin the spinner, model your number. How much more should you add to reach a total of 1? Record your equations.
Spin the spinner, model your number on the workmat. Can you also model the number with base ten blocks?
Round your number to the nearest tenths or hundredths.
Write your number as a fraction.
Where would your number fall on a number line? Draw a number line and label your number.
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