Establish the learning found in the “Equivalent Fractions and Decimals” Notebook file. Working in ability groups, ask students to think about what the words decimal and fraction mean. Invite the groups to share their ideas. Write their ideas on the Notebook page. Note that decimals and fractions are related because both are worked out from one whole!
Complete with a teacher's page PDF, a "Matching Decimals and Fractions" reproducible, and a launch-and-learn Notebook file, this mini-lesson helps to achieve the following learning objectives:
• Find equivalent decimals and fractions.
Grades 4 - 6
This mini-lesson meets the following Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:4.NF.6: Use a decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100.This mini-lesson also meets the following NCTM Standards:• Develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, such as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as divisions of whole numbers.• Use models, benchmarks, and equivalent forms to judge the size of fractions.• Recognize and generate equivalent forms of commonly used fractions, decimals, and percents.