decimals, elementary, math, place value, websites

Resources for Decimals

In my last post I shared some of my strategies for helping students understand decimals. Today I would like to expand on that and share some of my favorite resources! Scholastic Study Jams has a great tutorial on decimal place value which can be found here for FREE! MathAntics has a great FREE video which explains fractions and decimals in terms of…

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decimals, elementary, hands on learning, math

Making Sense of Decimals

Recently I have been working with my 4th graders on decimals. We have been identifying decimals, naming decimals, comparing decimals, adding and subtracting decimals. For some students decimals can be daunting at first, but I have a few strategies to help them understand and be successful! Money! Get out the money and review  the relationships between dollars, dimes and pennies.  Give students…

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