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Decimals of the Caribbean Lesson Plan

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Subject:

Mathematics

Grade Level:

4-5

Objective:

The Decimals of the Caribbean game will help students practice decimal identification skills. Students will be able to correctly identify and convert from number to word form decimal place values.

Common Core Standards:

4.NF.C.7 – Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.
5.NBT.3 – Read, write and compare decimals to the thousandths place.

Warm-Up Activities: 

Prior to playing the game it is also suggested that you watch the decimal video at the flowing link as a warm-up for your students. – http://mrnussbaum.com/decimals_videos/
Another activity that can be used as a warm-up to playing Decimals of the Caribbean is one of the decimal drills that can be found at http://mrnussbaum.com/decimals_drills/ . Simply select the appropriate decimal drill to use as a warm-up review as a whole class activity.

Main Activity:

Students should watch the instructional video for Decimals of the Caribbean at (http://mrnussbaum.com/docrb) before playing. Explain to students that they can achieve passwords for each level they pass, ensuring that they do not have to start from the beginning of the game if they do not pass a particular round.

Students will play the “Decimals of the Caribbean” game either as a whole group or on individual computers (or iPad). If you play as a whole group, ask each student to write down their answer. Then, pull a name randomly to call on a student. This way they are all held accountable throughout the game because they will never know whose turn it is next.

Assessment:

Print out the attached Decimals of the Caribbean Fun Assessment worksheet (http://mrnussbaum.com/decimals-of-the-caribbean-printable-worksheet/)