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DECIMAL FRACTIONS INTRO LESSON PLAN**

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Teaching Materials**

Lesson
Activity:

- What is a decimal fraction
- ask class for examples
- ask class to explain what a decimal is –
many can tell you what a decimal is but they don’t understand what it represents

- Place values
- give class a 7 digit number –ask for the place value of each starting with the largest
- discuss place values
- ask what happens when you want to express something that is less than one’s place
- explain and discuss

- Introduce decimal fractions
- ask class how decimal fractions relate to fractions?
- explain and discuss
- Give class a 7 digit decimal fraction
- Go through the place values

- Introduce rounding
- explain significant digits
- present rules for rounding
- work through examples – start with long version

- Adding and Subtracting
- Put two decimal fractions on the board, ask class how they would add them
- Explain need to line up decimals
- Work through examples

**Assessment/Evaluation**

Have students complete the worksheet. A passing grade is 70% or greater.

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