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# Decimal Fractions Introduction

Understanding the basics of Decimal Fractions, including related money transactions.

Objectives:

• Student will understand the concepts of decimal fractions
• Students will know how to read decimal fractions
• Students will understand the principles and relationships behind decimal places
• Students will understand how to round decimal fractions to next highest number
• Students will understand the role of the decimal place in calculations
• Students will know how to add and subtract decimal fractions

Note: This lesson also may be used by older students seeking business math review, for example, a refresher for those entering an administrative type position.

DECIMAL FRACTIONS INTRO LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Decimal Fractions (see below for printable lesson)

• Prepared Examples

Lesson Activity:

1. What is a decimal fraction
• ask class for examples
• ask class to explain what a decimal is – many can tell you what a decimal is but they don’t understand what it represents
2. Place values
• give class a 7 digit number –ask for the place value of each starting with the largest
• discuss place values
• ask what happens when you want to express something that is less than one’s place
• explain and discuss
3. Introduce decimal fractions
• ask class how decimal fractions relate to fractions?
• explain and discuss
• Give class a 7 digit decimal fraction
• Go through the place values
4. Introduce rounding
• explain significant digits
• present rules for rounding
• work through examples – start with long version
5. Adding and Subtracting
• Put two decimal fractions on the board, ask class how they would add them
• Explain need to line up decimals
• Work through examples

Assessment/Evaluation
Have students complete the worksheet. A passing grade is 70% or greater.

Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

 BASIC MATH - DECIMAL FRACTIONS Printable lesson worksheet and questions.

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