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Ch 7: Decimals Lesson Plans & Activities

About This Chapter

This chapter is filled with teacher resources you can use to create fun lessons focused on decimals. Help your students learn how to perform decimal functions and more through entertaining class discussions and activities.

Decimals Lesson Plans & Activities - Chapter Summary

As a teacher with a busy schedule, it can be hard to make time to research the tools and resources you need to develop quality decimal lessons. Fortunately, this chapter provides a variety of teacher resources in one location! Decimal lesson plans provide detailed class instructions, discussion questions and other tools that enable you to easily incorporate ideas into your lessons. Numerous math topics are covered in this chapter. Some include:

  • How to convert fractions to decimals
  • Decimal place value and rounding decimals
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals

The lesson plans list specific curriculum standards and how they will align with the topics you cover. Each lesson plan is also accompanied by at least one video or text lesson you can share with your students during class.

How It Helps

  • Lesson instructions: Offers simple instructions for incorporating the teacher resources in this chapter into the lessons you develop
  • Class activities: Shares activity ideas with thorough instructions for getting students involved in class
  • Related lessons: Provides a list of lessons related to the lesson plans that can be shared with your students

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning decimal lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for place value, adding and subtracting decimals and other topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your math class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related decimal lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important math concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant decimal-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

21 Lessons in Chapter 7: Decimals Lesson Plans & Activities
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Converting Fractions to Decimals Lesson Plan

1. Converting Fractions to Decimals Lesson Plan

Is 3/4 the same as .75? A video lesson provides guided instruction while an activity give students a chance to show what they have learned. If further instruction is needed, utilize our suggestions for related activities and lessons.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

2. Relating Fractions and Decimals

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.

Rounding Decimals Lesson Plan

3. Rounding Decimals Lesson Plan

Make sure your students know the ins and outs of rounding. A video lesson delivers important facts about rounding while an in-class activity allows students to show what they know. Keep the conversation going with related lessons and extension activities.

How to Round Decimals

4. How to Round Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any decimal number and round it any which way you want. Learn the tipping point that determines whether to go up to the next number or not.

What is a Decimal Place Value?

5. 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.

Adding & Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plan

6. Adding & Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plan

Do decimals confuse your students? A video lesson gives students an opportunity for practice and an in-class activity drives home the concepts. Opportunities for ongoing instruction are also provided with extensions and related lessons.

Adding and Subtracting Decimals: Examples & Word Problems

7. 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 Decimals Lesson Plan

8. Multiplying Decimals Lesson Plan

Help students work through the steps of multiplying numbers with decimals using this lesson plan. A video walks your students through a memorable three-step process, allowing them time to practice with guidance; students then incorporate writing.

Multiplying Decimals: Rules, Steps & Examples

9. Multiplying Decimals: Rules, Steps & Examples

Do you know how to multiply numbers with more than one digit but when it's a decimal you forget what to do with the decimal point? This lesson teaches you the steps for multiplying decimals. Then see those steps in action through the use of examples.

Dividing Decimals Lesson Plan & Activity

10. Dividing Decimals Lesson Plan & Activity

Can your students accurately divide decimals? A video lesson takes them through the process with stops along the way for practice and an activity solidifies understanding. For further instruction, consider our suggestions for related lessons and extensions.

Dividing Decimals: Steps, Rules & Examples

11. Dividing Decimals: Steps, Rules & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review some division terminology. Then, you'll learn the steps for decimal division and see them carried out in a few examples. Afterward, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Percents Lesson Plan

12. Percents Lesson Plan

This lesson uses hands-on activities to teach students about the relationships between percentages, decimals, and fractions as well as how to determine the sale price of an item. The lesson concludes with individual practice problems and a quiz.

Percentages: Lesson for Kids

13. Percentages: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever been to the store and saw a sign that said something similar to 50% off? 50% is a percentage! Do you know what that means? We will learn all about percentages in this lesson.

Comparing Decimals Lesson Plan

14. Comparing Decimals Lesson Plan

What are the essential steps to consider when comparing decimals? This lesson plan explains key facts about decimals with a video lesson. A fun game gives students practice in comparing decimals.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

15. 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.

Estimating Decimals Lesson Plan

16. Estimating Decimals Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides a fun way for students to learn how to estimate the sum and difference. Students will watch a video, collaborate on problems, and play a gallery walk math game. A lesson quiz is also available to check for understanding.

Estimating the Sum & Difference Between Two Decimals

17. Estimating the Sum & Difference Between Two Decimals

In this video lesson, you will learn how to take an addition or subtraction problem with decimals and estimate the answer by rounding. You will learn that a rounded answer is very close to the actual answer.

Decimal Lesson Plan for Elementary School

18. Decimal Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan will help you teach your students how to show numbers less than one using decimals. A text lesson guides students through key concepts using hands-on experiences before practicing new skills with a game.

Multiplying Decimals Activities

19. Multiplying Decimals Activities

Decimals have the power to strike fear into the hearts of even the sturdiest students. This lesson offers fun, interactive games and activities to give your students practice at the key elements of multiplying with decimals.

Subtracting Decimals Activities & Games

20. Subtracting Decimals Activities & Games

Subtracting decimals is an important life skill for students to learn. Use these activities to help your students understand the process of subtracting decimals.

Place Value Lesson Plan

21. Place Value Lesson Plan

Is it ten cents or ten dollars? Clarify the concept of place value with your students through an engaging video lesson paired with a simple in-class activity. If extra time is required, utilize our suggestions for additional activities and related lessons.

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