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Ch 2: Decimals & Fractions in Algebra Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Decimals and Fractions chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about terms such as decimal place value, least common denominators, improper fractions and decimal notation. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Decimals and Fractions chapter into two 5-day school weeks. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What is a Decimal Place Value?;
Comparing and Ordering Decimals;
Using decimal points and place value;
Ordering decimals from highest to lowest value
Tuesday Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with Decimal Notation;
Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples and Word Problems
The decimal number system;
A look at the necessary steps for adding and subtracting decimals
Wednesday Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples and Word Problems;
How to Estimate with Decimals to Solve Math Problems
Tips for correctly placing decimal points;
Completing word problem examples of estimating decimals
Thursday How to Build and Reduce Fractions;
How to Find Least Common Denominators
The numerator and denominator in a fraction;
The use of multiples
Friday Comparing and Ordering Fractions;
Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form
Calculating common denominators and comparing numerators;
An explanation of the conversion process
Monday How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers;
How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Examples of adding and subtracting like fractions;
The rules for carrying out these functions
Tuesday Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers;
Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Step by step processes;
Three techniques for dividing fractions;
Wednesday Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic;
Estimation Problems Using Fractions
The rules for this kind of arithmetic;
Techniques for estimating fractions
Thursday Solving Problems Using Fractions and Mixed Numbers;
How to Solve Complex Fractions
The process of comparing, adding and subtracting fractions;
A look at methods for finding answers to complex fractions
Friday Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions and Whole Numbers;
How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers
Equivalent fractions
Locating whole numbers on the number line;
Solving word problems by removing fractions
How to determine equivalent fractions

21 Lessons in Chapter 2: Decimals & Fractions in Algebra Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Decimal Place Value?

1. What is a Decimal Place Value?

In this video lesson, you will see how a decimal, a simple dot, can change the place value of all the digits in a number. You will also learn how to read decimals using place values.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

2. Comparing and Ordering Decimals

In this video lesson, you'll find out how you can look at any two decimals and immediately tell which is greater than the other. You'll also learn how to quickly sort decimals from least to greatest or vice versa.

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimal Notation

3. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimal Notation

Performing operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division has some differences when there are decimals involved. This lesson will explain how to perform these operations all while keeping the decimals straight.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

4. Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

In math, we sometimes have to deal with decimal numbers instead of our nice whole numbers. Watch this video lesson to learn the one thing that you have to take into consideration when adding and subtracting decimals.

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

5. Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn what you need to do to get a correct answer when multiplying and dividing decimals. Learn the easy tricks to figuring out where the decimal point goes.

How to Estimate with Decimals to Solve Math Problems

6. How to Estimate with Decimals to Solve Math Problems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can estimate problems with decimals in them so you can get a quick answer when you need it - for example, when you are at the gas station and you need to know how much gas you can afford.

How to Build and Reduce Fractions

7. How to Build and Reduce Fractions

Fractions are a fundamental part of everyday life. Fractions represent a comparison of a part to the whole. To reduce fractions, we will divide by the greatest common factor, or the GCF.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

8. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

9. Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

10. Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

Improper fractions and mixed numbers are two different types of fractions. They both have different purposes when using fractions in a problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between these two different forms.

How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

11. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

12. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

13. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions is much more straightforward than adding, subtracting or dividing fractions. In this lesson, learn how it works. We'll also learn how to multiply mixed numbers.

Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

14. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Dividing fractions and mixed numbers? It sounds daunting, but it's not as tricky as it sounds. In this lesson, we'll learn how to divide fractions and mixed numbers.

Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

15. Practice with Fraction and Mixed Number Arithmetic

Adding whole numbers is one thing. But adding fractions and mixed numbers? That's not so simple. Or is it? In this lesson, we'll practice arithmetic with both fractions and mixed numbers.

Estimation Problems using Fractions

16. Estimation Problems using Fractions

When working with fractions, estimating can save time and effort while getting you very close to the correct answer. In this lesson, we'll learn how to use estimation to quickly solve problems involving fractions.

Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

17. Solving Problems using Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Fractions don't just live in math problems. They're all around us, helping us through our lives. In this lesson, we'll look at real scenarios where your ability to work with fractions can save the day.

How to Solve Complex Fractions

18. How to Solve Complex Fractions

Did you know fractions can nest within fractions? In this lesson, we'll learn about complex fractions and look at two different methods for solving them.

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

19. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.

How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

20. How to Simplify Word Problems with Fractions Using Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how to solve word problems with fractions in them easily by turning your fractions into whole numbers. Learn what you need to do to get rid of your fractions so you can easily solve your problem.

What are Equivalent Fractions? - Definition & Examples

21. What are Equivalent Fractions? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review some fraction terminology and then learn what equivalent fractions are. Afterward, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

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