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!
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! $