Teaching Arithmetic: Lessons for Decimals and Percents, Grades 5-6 (Teaching Arithmetic Series)

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Arithmetic is the major focus of elementary mathematics instruction. Each book in this important series presents a collection of lessons on one topic basic to elementary arithmetic instruction -- beginning number concepts, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. Teachers can use Teaching Arithmetic books to supplement their instructional programs or provide the foundation necessary to build students' mathematical understanding. The clear descriptions of ...
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Overview

Arithmetic is the major focus of elementary mathematics instruction. Each book in this important series presents a collection of lessons on one topic basic to elementary arithmetic instruction -- beginning number concepts, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. Teachers can use Teaching Arithmetic books to supplement their instructional programs or provide the foundation necessary to build students' mathematical understanding. The clear descriptions of lessons, accompanied by samples of student work, make these books easy to use and offer a rich resource of teaching ideas.

Lessons for Decimals and Percents, Grades 5-6 is designed to help students successfully use decimals and percents for science and math applications. This practical volume of classroom-tested lessons extends students' understanding of place value to include decimals. Through a series of thought-provoking explorations, students relate decimals to fractions; represent, read, and interpret decimal numerals; compare decimal numerals; and relate percents to fractions and decimals. Teachers and students will find these lessons to be an excellent preparation for higher-level math instruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941355445
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/15/2002
  • Series: Teaching Arithmetic Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,166,374
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Introductory Decimal Lessons
1 Representing Decimals with Base Ten Blocks 1
2 Introducing Decimal Notation 9
3 Decimal Riddles 21
4 Comparing Decimals 27
Extending Decimals
5 Decimal Nim 36
6 The Lobster Problem 42
7 Constant Calculating 49
8 The Sum and Difference Game 56
Introductory Percent Lessons
9 Introducing Percents 62
10 Percent Designs 76
Connecting Fractions and Decimals
11 Benchmarks 83
12 Relating Fractions and Decimals 94
13 Introducing Repeating Decimals 103
Linking Money and Decimals
14 The Eight-Coin Problem 110
15 Money Riddles 119
16 Foreign Exchange and Rounding 128
17 Pigs Will Be Pigs 134
18 Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday 146
19 $1.00 Word Riddles 152
Additional Activities 161
Broken Calculator 161
Getting to One 162
Target Practice 163
Knockout 164
From Here to There 165
Cover Up 166
Pursuit of Zero 167
Assessments 169
Which Is Larger? 170
Where Does the Decimal Point Belong? 171
Closest to 0, .5, or 1? 172
Putting Decimals in Order 173
Putting Decimals and Fractions in Order 174
Which Answer Makes Sense? 175
Selling Plants 176
What Do You Know About Decimals? 177
What Do You Know About Percents? 178
Blackline Masters 179
Place Value Mat 180
Donna's Decimals 181
Decimal Riddles 182
The Greatest Wins 183
Decimal Nim 184
Target 185
Race to Zero 186
Target II 187
Sam and Sally 188
The Sum and Difference Game 189
Place Value Spinner Directions 190
10-by- 10 Grids 191
Percent Designs 192
Percent Grids 193
T Design 194
Large 10-by- 10 Grid 195
$1.00 Bills 196
$5.00 Bills 197
$10.00 Bills 198
Money Riddles 199
More Money Riddles 200
Enchanted Enchilada Menu 201
Values of Letters 202
Cover Up 203
Pursuit of Zero 204
Index 205
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