Lesson Plan Giving Gifts: All About Decimals Need extra help for EL students? Try the Decimal Word Problems pre-lesson. Learning Objectives
Students will be able to solve decimal addition problems in a real-world setting.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Explain to students that today for math they will be creating a holiday shopping list for their family and friends.
Before starting the activity, tell students that you would like to review the addition of decimals.
Display and hand out the Add Up Your Money! worksheet.
Ask about students' background knowledge on holiday gift-giving by having students do a think-pair-share about their own cultures' customs of gift-giving.
Define any unknown words in students' home language (L1) and in English (L2), using student-friendly terms and images. Some words to include are "gift," "budget," "decimal," and "addition."