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Decimals

Decimals

Dismayed by decimals? Don’t be! In this movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the mysteries these special numbers. Learn where the word “decimal” comes from, and find out how many different kinds of decimal units you can form out of a whole (hint: it’s a lot!). Discover how to count numbers smaller than one, and learn why you’ll need a decimal point--and where it goes. Find out six ways you can use decimals in every day life, as well as two reasons that decimals can make math easier. Finally, learn about three different kinds of decimals, including a very special kind that goes on forever without repeating. You’ll never fear decimals again!

## Mental Math Lesson Plan: Gate Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students will use a free math game to construct increasingly large numbers. They will practice skills in mental math, place value, operations (including multiplication), and decimals.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Ratios Lesson Plan: Ratio Rumble Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore ratios and proportions using an online math game called Ratio Rumble. Students will identify ratios when used in a variety of contextual situations and explain why ratios and rates naturally relate to fractions and decimals.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Combining Numbers Lesson Plan: Monster School Bus Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students will use an online math game to practice creating number combinations (such as whole numbers which add up to 10, or decimals which add up to 1.) Students then create their own version of the game using hands-on materials.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Number Jumble Math Game Lesson Plan: Multiples

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-5, students will use BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP resources (including an online math game) to practice multiplying whole numbers and/or decimals. Students will identify patterns within a multiplication table and create their own multiplication tables with unique patterns.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Ordering Fractions and Decimals Lesson Plan: Flower Power Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources and hands-on collaborative activities to order fractions and decimals. Students then practice and apply fraction and decimal concepts through online interactive game play.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Number Lines and Estimation Lesson Plan: Battleship Numberline Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore mathematical concepts such as whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students will use interactive game play to understand relationships between numbers and estimate positions on a number line.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Associative Property and Rounding Lesson Plan: The Deep Sea Duel Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grade 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to understand and apply the associative property. Students will use an online interactive game to practice rounding strategies and adding numbers in different combinations to create a target amount.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »