The first thing I found was Decimal Model Matching Cards. I copied them on card-stark and made enough sets for each of my table groups to have one. The students first worked together to mach the correct decimal with the picture. During this time I was able to circulate the room and help my kiddos that needed a little more guidance. Using these cards I was able to instantly see where they were going astray and visual show them the difference between 0.1 and 0.01. As the groups finished I had them put the decimals into order-least to greatest.
|Students just beginning to spread decimal cards out to sort|
I found Comparing and Ordering Decimals 2 Games in 1 on TPT and copied the different sheets of cards on different colors. I paired my students up and gave them each one color to sort. The students had to again put them in order from least to greatest.
|There was a lot of debate in this group about 10.02 and 10.2|
Once groups of different colors had ordered their cards correctly I had them join with another group. They then had to sort both sets of cards.
|They figured out where to put 10.02 now.|
What do you do to teach your students about decimals?