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Fractions - Teaching all the various facets of fractions, can be very challenging. This is a collection contains a wide variety of of ideas and printables that teachers can use to help their students more fully understand these concepts. source

decimals - I have taught third,fourth, and fifth grades, and They all have learned decimals this one particular way I teach it. I draw a box in the ones place and call this the box. The decimal is ...source

DECIMALS ARE BRUTAL! - I feel your pain. I just started decimals in my grade 4 /5 class and it was rough going for awhile. They found the hundreds grid a difficult concept at first becuase they have always known the flat to represent 100, not one. Try starting with a place value chart, but leaving the columns to the extreme right blank for now. Talk about...source

Fractions - Give each student a piece of plain white paper and request that they fold it in half. Now explain that you have divided a whole piece of paper into two equal parts and that a fraction is simply a part of a whole. Ask the students to color in one of the two equal parts, and have one student...source

fractions - Two years ago, I introducted fractions by referring to pies. My students just looked at me very puzzled. I was shocked that my students had had very little personal experience with pies.
Last year, I tried relating fractions to PIZZAS. The students seemed to be more excited about learning how to share pizzas equally with a variety of friends. We made...source

fractions and social studies - How many states border the eastern coast? What percentage, ratio or fractional part is that of total U.S...source

Human Decimal Machine - I introduced this by using the Human Decimal Machine. On cards I had numbers 1-9 and a decimal point that said AND. I chose one to be the AND. I call on students to go to the front of the room and arrange themselves and form...source

Apple Pie Slicing - Students slice a pie in various ways to see how many pieces result. Includes printable activity sheet source

Balancing A Checkbook - Students use real world math skills to balance a checkbook using decimals. Printable reproducibles are included source

Common Denominators - A lesson plan designed for LEP middle school students, but adaptable for elementary students. The class uses sandwiches to understand common demoninators source

Decimals Activities - A collection of lessons, some with printable worksheets, for teaching about decimals. Topics incude adding and subtracting, number lines, hundredths, and equivalent fractions source

Fraction Shapes: A Pattern Block Activity - Students explore geometric models of fractions, and discover relationships among them. Lessons with printable worksheets guide learning source

Fractional Parts - A lesson with explanatory pictures dor using tangrams to learn about fractions and congruency source

Fractions, Equivalent Fractions and Decimals - Although intended for grades 7-8, this lesson has a few ideas that would work equally well for upper elementary source

Fun With Estimation - Using empty packaging from the grocery store, play this simulation game with your students to sharpen estimation skills with or without decimal numbers source

Learning About Ratios: A Sandwich Study - A lesson plan that guides students in understanding ratios by using peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as manipulatives source

Mars Fraction Hunt - A lesson plan with a printable treasure hunt. Students practice using fractions to obtain clues source

Money Sense - Students practice counting various amounts of money less than or equal to a dollar in this activity using plastic coins source

No Matter What Shape Your Fractions Are In - Using pattern tiles, students explore geometric models of fractions and discover relations among them source

Paper Toss Shoot Out - A lesson plan with a printable chart for calculating simulated NBA statistics. Desihned for junior high, but adaptable source

Percents - (INTERMEDIATE) A lesson on percents using pennies source

Sales Tax - A lesson plan with a real-world application for using percentages. Students use catalogs for shopping, then calculate sales tax source

Target Fraction - A reproducible that asks studenst to circle all fractions greater than 1/2 source

Teaching fractions & ratios with M&Ms - Using M&Ms, students learn about fractions and ratios source

Understanding Fractions - Use pattern blocks to teach children about fractions in this lesson plan source

Understanding Fractions - A collection of lesson plans with printable worksheets for teaching about adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions source

Using Like Fractions - A reproducible worksheet with five word problems requiring students to add or subtract like fractions source

Working with Fractions Using Pattern Blocks - A lesson for using pattern blocks, and links to other pattern block activities source

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