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Unit Plan
Operations with Decimals and Percentages Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6
This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to decimals and percentages; specifically calculations.
It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.
The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.
An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.
This unit plan includes the following resources:
- Goal Labels – Fractions (Upper Elementary)
- Operations With Decimals PowerPoint
- Describe That Decimal Worksheet
- Comparing and Ordering Decimals – Worksheet
- Rounding Decimals – Worksheets
- Decimals Worksheet – Operations
- Fractions and Decimals Worksheets
- Multiplying with Decimals – Bingo Game
- Introducing Percentages PowerPoint
- I Have, Who Has? Game – Fraction, Decimal, and Percentage Equivalence
- Percentages, Fractions, and Decimals Sort
- Fraction, Decimal, and Percentage Bingo
- Fraction, Decimal, Percentage Match-Up Game
- Calculating Discounts PowerPoint
- Dan’s Digital World – Product Brochure
- Money and Financial Literacy Worksheets
- Math Investigation – Decimals and Percentages
- Decimals and Percentages Assessment
Overview
Objectives
- To review decimal place value and compare, order, and represent decimals.
- To add and subtract decimals.
- To multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10.
- To multiply decimals by whole numbers.
- To divide decimals by whole numbers.
- To make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages.
- To calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25%, and 50%.
- To calculate sale price using percentage discounts of 10%, 25%, and 50%.
- To apply knowledge of decimals and percentages to a real-world context.
Preparing for Learning
Prior to commencing the unit, develop a decimal and percentages wall in the classroom. Display posters and word wall vocabulary that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Fractions, Decimals and Percentages category on the Teach Starter website.
There are many concepts to address within the topic of decimals and percentages. The lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which have varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to select lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.
Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.
Lessons
NSW Curriculum alignment
- MA3-7NA
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages - compares, orders and calculates with fractions, decimals and percentages
Victorian Curriculum alignment
- VCMNA214
Add and subtract decimals, with and without digital technologies, and use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers
- VCMNA215
Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologies
- VCMNA216
Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10
- VCMNA190
Compare, order and represent decimals
- VCMNA217
Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
- VCMNA218
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies
Australian Curriculum alignment
- ACMNA132
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies
- ACMNA105
Compare, order and represent decimals
- ACMNA128
Add and subtract decimals, with and without digital technologies, and use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers
- ACMNA129
Multiply decimals by whole numbers and perform divisions by non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals, with and without digital technologies
- ACMNA130
Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10
- ACMNA131
Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
Find more resources for these topics
MathsFractions, Decimals and PercentagesMoney and Financial Mathematics
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