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Comparing Fractions and Decimals

This lesson provides practice in converting common fractions (tenths, fifths and halves) to decimal equivalents and expressing decimals (tenths) as equivalent fractions in reduced form. It includes instructions and a link to an interactive Java applet. Students get feedback for each of the 18 examples in a round. A downloadable student worksheet with warm-up and follow-up exercises is included in Word and pdf formats.
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Contributed by: Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Decimals, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorCentre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo
      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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