VIDEO OF THE WEEK:
Harriet Ball was a master teacher! This is just one of the creative ways she helped students develop their understanding of METRIC MEASUREMENT concepts. Consider using this song in your instruction of appropriate units of measures! Of course, you would want to engage students in some concrete measurement experiences prior to showing the video and quite possibly as a "filler". By filler, I mean during transition times (lining up, dismissal, etc.). Whisper singing during restroom and water breaks was always fun for my students.
FILL TWO: Great Game for Modeling Fractions on a Decimal Grid. MODEL 1st and then have students play with a partner. Monitor their work to catch and address any misconceptions that may arise. This is especially helpful in distinguishing between tenths and hundredths, 0.2 and 0.02 for example. This game is also helpful with adding decimals! Enjoy! Grid paper is available in the textbook resources and online.
CONVERTING FRACTIONS TO DECIMALS STRATEGY:
This video presents a basic, procedural demonstration of how to convert fractions to decimals. To make a real-world connection for students, engage them into activities that use money to make those connections between fractions and decimals. Use grids (tenths and hundredths) to give students visual representations that make sense.
MATHEMATICS VOCABULARY ACTIVITY:
This is such a fun project idea for students to participate in. How many creative ways could your students bring their understanding of math vocabulary to life?