Activity: Converting Fractions to Decimals

Converting Fractions to Decimals


Students will measure various items in the classroom or school using a tape measure. Lengths will be recorded in fractions then converted to decimals using the methods taught in math class. Students will check their work using a digital caliper to measure the same items and that reading will be in decimals.

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Contributors: Colton Garner

Concept: Mixed Fractions, Improper Fractions, Decimals, Converting Fractions

Grade(s): 4-7

Time: 30 minutes

Curriculum Outcomes

Grade 4 – SLO 8, 9, 10: Number sense

Grade 5 – SLO 2, 8, 9: Number sense

Grade 6 – SLO- 4: Number sense

Grade 7 – SLO 7: Number sense

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