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Decimal of The Day – A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

Daily practice is a great way to learn decimals and this decimal of the day sheet is the perfect way for quick review.
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Decimal of The Day - A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

Many times our struggling mathematicians need constant review. They need to see a concept over and over and in numerous ways for an understanding to sink in. So I created a decimal of the day, that is similar to my Fraction of the Day.

This printable or digital slides require very little prep, but packs a powerful blow when it comes to reviewing. All you need to get started is Google Classroom or a dry erase markerssheet protectors, and the decimal of your choosing.

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Once you have that part ready, the children have five activities they will do with the decimal you choose.

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Decimal of The Day - A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

 

 

Step One: Expanded Form

Decimal of The Day - A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

The students simply break apart the number and rewrite it in expanded form. For example, if the number is .27 they will recognize that 2 stands for 2 tenths and 7for  7 hundredths. They will then write an equation such as

.2 + .07 = .27

Step 2: Equivalent Fractions

Decimal of The Day - A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

One goal of teaching decimals is to relate them to fractions. This part of Decimal of the Day gets children thinking of different fractions that equal the decimal. Encourage children to not always write their decimal over 100, but to find other fractions it equals. it is important for them to recognize that .25 is not just 25/100 but also 1/4.

Step 3:

Now the children get to practice adding and subtracting decimals. The directions simply state to create an equation with the decimal in it. If you find that your students are always subtracting or adding by 1 or .1 you can outlaw using an equation that has one in it.

Decimal of The Day - A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

Step 4: Greater than or Less Than

This part of the Decimal of the Day can simply be to create an equation with the decimal in it that shows greater than or less than……or you can add rules to this box too.

  • Show a decimal that is at least .3 greater than our decimal
  • What is a decimal that is .5 less than our decimal?
Decimal of The Day - A FREE printable to Review Decimals Daily

Step 5: Number line

Finally, the students place the decimal of the day on the number line. My rule is that the number line can never start or end with the decimal. This way they are having to think about what comes before and after the decimal.

Calendar in the Upper-Grade Classroom

If you want more ideas on how to use this printable in your classroom, I would check out my Fraction of the Day post and/or calendar pieces. These posts go over how to set up a daily calendar time, and different ways to implement it in your class.

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