What's in a Name? Fractions and Decimals
Students will be able to rename fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 as decimals.
- Engage students in a discussion about any nicknames they may have. Give several examples of full names and shorter names, such as Matthew and Matt.
- Ask your students if calling someone by a nickname changes who the person is.
- Relate fractions to decimals by making a comparison to nicknames.
- Explain that fractions and decimals are different names for the same value.