If you think about math as a language, expressions and equations are the sentences. This unit brings students into the world of “math language”, learning how to write complex expressions in different forms and convert numbers in one form to another (i.e.decimals to fractions). Last, students will apply the order of operations to interpret and solve simple algebraic equations.
When Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won a race by .01 of a second, we saw how significant a hundredth of a second can be! This series offers practice with decimals to build a solid understanding of the place value system.
Teach your students how to write decimals in expanded decimal form with this fun game. Students will be writing and comparing decimals while not even realizing they are learning one of the most complicated 5th grade math standards.
Help your students master decimals with this engaging math lesson. Your class will put their art skills to work creating a poster, and will practice mathematical explanations through peer collaboration.