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Hotel Decimalfornia Lesson Plan

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Subject:

Mathematics

Grade Level:

4-5

Objective:

The Hotel Decimalfornia game will help students practice the skill of adding decimals to the tenths place. Students will be able to correctly add decimal numbers to the tenths place value.

Common Core Standards:

 

4.NBT.4

Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

5.NBT.7

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

 

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 the “Hotel Decimalfornia” game is to select one of the decimal drills that can be found at the following link. – http://mrnussbaum.com/decimals_drills/
More specifically, the drill http://mrnussbaum.com/grade5standards/538-2 reinforces adding decimals to the tenth.

Main Activity:

Students should watch the instructional video for Hotel Decimalfornia at http://mrnussbaum.com/hotel/ before playing. Students can play the game either as a whole group or on individual computers. 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 Hotel Decimalfornia printable and distribute to students. In this assessment, students have to add and subtract decimals to the tenth to figure out the correct hotel room to place celebrities and historical figures.
http://mrnussbaum.com/hotel1/sheet2.pdf

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