CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.3.A Read and write decimals to thousandths
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.A.4 Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
NOTE: Teachers who have not yet covered decimals in their class have an option within the lesson to only teach the first standard.
25- 30 minutes
📲 Technology Required
Computer or mobile device
Begin with a video on long division (optional) or a presentation on uses of division from the playground to the buffalo hunt. Watch a short video working long division problems. Finish with practicing long division in Making Camp Dakota. Short videos on Dakota buffalo hunt traditions and related math lessons are also linked.
Video: Optional for Review
If your students need a review of the steps in long division, we recommend this six-minute video that uses the acronym HMS ↓ to teach students to :
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.NS.A.2.D Convert a rational number to a decimal using long division; know that the decimal form of a rational number terminates in 0s or eventually repeats.
📲 Technology Required
A projector or smart board is required to show the Google slides presentation in class. It can also be shown using any web meeting software for remote learning. The random candy generator can be used by students in anything with a browser, including computers, tablets or phones. This activity is optional. It’s actually more fun with fun-size bags of candy like Skittles or M & M’s.
Students watch a video or hear a presentation explaining using long division to convert fractions to decimals. A second method of using place value is discussed when the denominator is tenths, hundredths or thousandths. Students then play a game that teaches converting fractions to decimals and end with an activity finding the decimal representing each color in a bag of candy. A simulator is included if no bags of candy are available!
EITHER watch the video below
This is a 7-minute video that gives the steps in converting fractions to decimals, with multiple examples, using both long division and place value.
This lesson includes three types of assessment. There are the problems completed together in class, included within the presentation or video. There are the problems completed within the Empiric Empire game which you can see in the teacher reports. There is also an assessment at the end of the slides using different colors of candy to convert fractions to decimals and chart the results.