Lesson Plan

Operations with Decimals

Teach your 6th graders about how we apply the basic operations to rational numbers with this app flow.
Kelly A.
Classroom teacher
Ladue Middle School
St. Louis, MO
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
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Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • perform operations with decimal numbers
Subjects
Math
addition
division
multiplication
numbers
subtraction
Grades 5 - 7
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Intro/Hook

Cyberchase by PBS offers several videos and games related to decimal operations. You might start with “Railroad Repair,” which introduces the concept of adding numbers with decimals. The videos on Cyberchase are bright and fast-paced, which will keep your students’ attention as they build on their existing knowledge of basic operations.

2 Direct Instruction

Prezi
Free, Paid

Cyberchase by PBS offers several videos and games related to decimal operations. You might start with “Railroad Repair,” which introduces the concept of adding numbers with decimals. The videos on Cyberchase are bright and fast-paced, which will keep your students’ attention as they build on their existing knowledge of basic operations.

3 Guided Practice

As students practice on Dreambox, they will solve problems with decimals in real-world contexts on a game-based platform. Dreambox supports student learning with games and virtual manipulatives, and the program is adaptive, so each student’s needs are met. If you have limited computer or device availability, you might use Dreambox as a center or as homework.

4 Independent Practice

Mangahigh
Free, Free to Try, Paid

Once your students have a solid conceptual understanding of operations with decimals, they are ready to play! Manga High’s fun, fast-paced games will help your students develop fluency in decimal operations. Registration is free, and you’ll be provided with valuable data about your students’ performance in Manga High’s action games.

5 Assess

Google Drive
Free, Paid

It’s easy to create self-grading in quizzes using Google Forms and the Flubaroo script. Because you design the form yourself, you can include a variety of question types and easily modify the quiz to meet the needs of all students. Your students can submit their quizzes and receive feedback instantly - and you won’t have a stack of papers to bring home!