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Construction Calculations – Decimal Operations Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 5 - 6

Practice multiplying and dividing decimals with this 4-page math enrichment activity.

Looking For Math Enrichment Activities?

Are you looking for an extension activity for some of your students? If your students have mastered multiplying and dividing decimals, this problem-solving activity will surely tap into their critical thinking skills while still requiring precise calculations. Teach Starter has developed a 4-page challenge task for your 5th and 6th-grade students to complete in your math class. 

Students will complete tables based on the price of materials, hours involved, etc. After determining the prices of different sandboxes, students will work to draw the sandbox with appropriate measurements. The task is 4 pages and also includes a sample grading guide and a student rubric. This activity aims to practice using decimal operations in the context of a real-world scenario..

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy! 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

This resource is challenging and would work well to enrich the learning of students who have mastered decimal multiplication and division standards. As an extension, have students create scale models of the small, medium, and large sandboxes using a size scale and classroom supplies like tape, index cards, popsicle sticks, etc.

For support, teachers should work one on one with a student and walk them through each step of the task. Allow calculator use as well. The teacher should check the completion of part 1 to ensure accuracy before students move on to the next parts of the task.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this multi-page worksheet double-sided. 

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This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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