# Teaching decimals

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Interactive notes for teaching decimals using models. 5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NBT.A.3b

Here is a FREE Decimal Teaching Resource Kit. Decimals can be a tricky subject to grasp if you don’t have a good understanding of place values.

To elementary students, decimals = money. Betsy Weigle shares how she introduces decimals.

What a GREAT picture to show as you start teaching decimals…are they really important???

Teaching decimals can be enough to set a kid's hair on fire. Once they are confused, it's pretty tricky to set the ship right again. Sometimes what is needed is to just start over with step-by-step lessons that clear the cobwebs, and let understanding shine through! These six tips, teaching video and game links are sure to help wheather you are just introducing decimals, or need to do an intervention!

Decimal Anchor Chart: Awesome for helping students begin to think about decimals and what they are! Make a chart like this for introducing decimals to your students. Great idea to see what they come up with!

Practicing decimals with paper cups

Adding & subtracting decimals anchor chart …

Decimals, Area, Perimeter, and a side of guacamole! This PBL lets students start up their own Taco Truck business. They'll make the menu, decide on prices, and build a truck to create an unbelievable combo platter of math and real-world skills. Taking taco orders is even on the menu. A project based learning activity like this pushes kids to be creative while applying multiple skills (math, problem solving, collaboration). Engage and motivate while making tacos! $

Decimals Squares that can be used to teach decimals and you can play games with these. Click on the decimal squares and you will go to a website with lots of great black line masters:)