A small group activity focused on choosing the right operation to solve one-step problems with decimals.
In small groups, students read a problem card and secretly write the operation on a whiteboard. Then ‘1-2-3-Show!’ They show their operations and discuss why they are correct. After deciding the operation for each problem, students draw a picture of their thinking about the problem and work together to solve it.
8 problems on cards and a problem-solving recording sheet
Use in small groups, during guided math, during tutoring or intervention and in centres.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, problems on cards, a recording sheet and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions, including those with unrelated denominators
Multiply and divide fractions and decimals using efficient written strategies and digital technologies
Add and subtract decimals, with and without digital technologies, and use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers
Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologies
Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10
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