## Decimals and FractionsReady-to-use activities, games, and reproducibles that will make teaching—and learning—about fractions and decimals fun for everyone. Students can visit the “Mysterious Fration Zone” to learn about equivalent fractions, play “Shout It Out” to practice adding and subtracting fractions, and review place value by solving a puzzle. Packed with creative and fun teaching ideas, plus assessment tips. Geared to the NCTM Standards. For use with Grades 4-8. |

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### Contents

The Mysterious Fraction Zone | 8 |

Fraction Snowflakes | 10 |

The Wheel of Fractions | 12 |

Optical Illusions | 13 |

Sensational Surveys | 15 |

Fraction LineUp | 17 |

Shoot for the Stars | 18 |

The Great Fraction Race | 19 |

Guess That Decimal | 38 |

Everybody Number Has Its Place | 39 |

Weighty Problems | 41 |

Wacky Presidential Firsts | 43 |

Whos First? | 45 |

Decimal Roundup | 46 |

Top Secret Numbers | 48 |

Bag Math | 49 |

Four in a Row Fractions | 20 |

Shout It Out | 22 |

Teacher Troubles | 24 |

Fraction Trios | 26 |

Tangram Fractions | 27 |

Ladybug Fractions | 29 |

Dont Let Fractions Drive You Buggy | 31 |

Clowning Around | 32 |

Battling Decimals | 34 |

Stumpers | 35 |

Name That Decimal | 37 |

Guarded Treasure | 50 |

Absolutely Magical | 51 |

Shopping in the Good Old Days | 53 |

Running for the Gold | 55 |

Decimal Points Everywhere | 57 |

Decimal Puzzlers | 59 |

Do I Have Problems | 60 |

Student SelfEvaluation | 63 |

Teacher Assessment Form | 64 |

### Common terms and phrases

activity addition and subtraction ADVANCE PREPARATION Bermuda Triangle bulletin board circle graph Çº Name color compare and order construction paper Cooperative groups decimal number Decimal Points Everywhere denominator digits divide Drive You Buggy Duplicate the reproducible Earth's egg carton Emmett Kelly equivalent decimals equivalent fractions fraction is 35 fractions and decimals game board game cards glue gºtá greatest common factor hundredths place improper fractions index cards James Garfield knights Ladybug Fractions LEARNING OBECTIVE Students LEARNING OBJECTIVE Literature-Based lowest terms Math mathematical mixed numbers multiplication and division Name Date notebook paper number cubes number of squares Optical Illusions order decimals pair palindrome paper and pencil place value player puzzle Relating Fractions Rounding Decimals Scissors scorekeeper secret number snowflakes strategies student reproducible Students add Students read tangram tenths place thousandths tº Directions USS Cyclops Wheel of Fractions whole numbers wins the game write the answer Zachary Taylor