Lesson Plan

What's in a Name? Fractions and Decimals

In this lesson, your students will play with cards to practice giving fractions a new decimal name. They will be able to convert fractions to decimals by the end of this lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to rename fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 as decimals.


(10 minutes)
Lock and Key
  • 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.

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