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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 19 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 78, 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 realworld 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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