November is passing fast! My students have been super busy studying patterning and numeration. We are now onto decimal activities. Some of my students have a great grasp of this concept already, while others are finding it more challenging.
With the use of our class set of netbooks we have been reinforcing and solidifying our learning.
One of our most used resources is our Black Gold Engaging Students Grade 5 Number links:
Other Decimal Game sites we have discovered include:
Borrowed from Kingston Elementary site:
This poem helps students remember the steps for multiplying decimals.
Multiplying decimals is easy to do
Multiply first and when you’re through
Count the decimal places up on top
Match it in the answer, then you can stop.
This poem helps students remember the steps for dividing a decimal by a whole number.
No decimal in the divisor
What will you do?
Pop it in the quotient
Divide and you are through
This poem helps students remember the steps for dividing a decimal by a decimal.
Move the decimal to the end (in the divisor)
Move the decimal _____ again (once, twice- in the dividend)
Pop the decimal up on top
Now divide, no need to stop
Borrowed from Mrs. Smith…this is a helpful poem to help students read decimals. If they follow the instructions in the poem they will learn to say it and write it correctly every time!
(oops she missed the “d” in thousandths-but you get the idea 🙂 )