Model decimals in various ways and use estimation skills to complete decimal calculations.
Have your students been working on their estimation skills? Not only do students practise estimating with whole numbers, but with decimals as well. Teach Starter has created a resource for you to use with your students where they will improve their skills related to decimal estimation. The problems include models, rounding, addition and subtraction.
The Daily Decimals task is broken into 5 sections, so that students can complete one section a day. There is a progress bar where students will colour in the boxes as they complete sections and check their work.
An answer key is included with your download to make marking fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- guided maths groups
- lesson wrap-up
- fast finishers
- homework assignment
- whole-class review (via smartboard).
This file can be edited to include more complex numbers. If working on Daily Decimals in class, encourage early finishers to create more models for the decimal of the day or create as many equations with a solution of the daily decimal as they can since they should not be moving on to the next “day” on the worksheet.
This worksheet is already chunked into manageable portions for all students. The file can be edited to differentiate the complexity of the daily decimals assigned. Work one on one or in a small group. Provide examples of each model type (money, number line, base ten, etc.).
🖨️ Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a Teach Starter Collaborator.