Monday, December 07, 2015

The Dancing Decimal


Grade 6 students are learning how to multiply and divide decimal numbers by multiples of 10. I realized that most students struggle with this concept. Thus, it was time for a hands-on fun activity.
  I used colored chalk to draw the place value frame on the floor of the playground.
We used a playground ball to represent the decimal point.
Students were given a piece of paper with a digit on it to stand in the right place value place.
I then called an operation and a power of 10 and students shall shift accordingly.
This activity not only provides a great visual for the students, but it also adds an active element for my kinesthetic learners.

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