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What Sort of Decimal Do You Have?: | This is a thought-provoking fraction/decimal comparison task. The fractions and decimals have been selected for this task to promote the use the following strategies when suitable: • comparing to benchmark fractions, • finding a common denominator, • finding a common numerator. |

Field Day Fractions: | This is a Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) activity which requires the students to convert fractions to decimals, order the decimals, and then design a process for ranking the classrooms from quantitative and qualitative data and then re-test their procedure on a new set of data. Ultimately, the students have to write a letter explaining and supporting the step-by-step process they used. |

Cookies, Fractions and Decimals, Oh My!: | This lesson asks students to recommend which cookie the owners of The Cookie Jar should add to their menu. Before they make their decision, the students have to convert decimal notation and fractions with denominators 10 and 100 to fractions with like denominators. Then they will be able to see exactly how many people voted for each cookie and they can factor in that information along with additional cookie facts to make their final recommendation. |

We All Scream for ICE CREAM - MEA: | In this MEA, students will work in collaborative groups to solve multi-step problems with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percent by using different mathematical operations. The students will be asked to assist an ice cream shop owner, who is planning a promotional program "Flavor of the Month," to rank the ice cream flavors based on the data provided. Students will need to read a data table, rank the flavors, convert the fraction amount to a percent and decimal and per serving costs to a decimal as well. A twist is added to the problem when one of the flavors is too expensive to make because of seasonal availability but two new flavors are added to be calculated. An additional twist is given by adding an adult survey to the second data table. The students will need to recalculate the new percent and decimals for the additional flavors. |

Donuts and Decimals: | In this MEA, students will convert fractions into decimals and then compare the decimals to decide which donut a donut shop should add to their menu. |

Cell Phone Inquiry: | Students will determine what cell phone would be the best phone for their teacher to purchase. Factors to consider are price, touch screen, camera, voice command, weight and size. |

Farming Fractions: | This lesson begins with a whole-group flower garden anchor chart activity. Independent practice follows with students using a 100"s grid to plant a ten-row vegetable garden with four kinds of vegetables. They write equivalent fractions and decimals for the part of the garden in which each vegetable is planted. Decimals are then written in expanded form. |

Comparing and Ordering Decimals: | In this cooperative learning activity, students will have five sets of decimal cards to sort and put in order - least to greatest. The lesson starts with a short whole group activity and then breaks off in to structured groups. The teacher is free to interact with each of the groups and monitor progress, participation, and understanding. |

Amazing Alice Cookies: | Students will help Amazing Alice Cookies choose the perfect chocolate chip brand to use for their cookies. Students will be given data in the form of fractions and decimals. Fourth grade students will compare decimals and order and compare fractions. Students will write a letter describing their procedure to the client. |

Cookies and Treats: | Fourth graders will help Cookies and Treats find eco-friendly packaging for its cookies. Students will work with decimals and data in order to develop a procedure for ranking and choosing packaging for cookies. |

Equivalency Detectives: Fractions and Decimals!: | This is a lesson intended to reinforce students' ability to find equivalent fractions and decimals. The lesson requires prior essential vocabulary knowledge, and a basic understanding of converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions (specifically tenths and hundredths). |

Fractions Undercover!: | Students will correctly model and discover fractions and their decimal equivalents through the use of decimal grids and base ten blocks. |

Dynamic Decimals, Fractions and Money!: | In this lesson, students will realize the connection between fractions, decimals and money through the use of a 100 grid. |

Happy Hundredths (Lesson 2 of 3): | In this lesson, students will work with math manipulatives to understand that it takes 100 hundredths of something to make one whole. They will use manipulatives with money (pennies and dollars), fractions (one hundredth pieces and one whole pieces), and base ten blocks (units and wholes) to show different values. They will express values with combinations of the given manipulatives and draw their solutions.
This lesson 2 of 3 in a unit on fraction and decimal concepts |

Playground Picks: | In this open-ended real world problem, students will work in groups to determine a procedure for ranking playground equipment to help a school purchase new equipment for their playground. Students will need to find like denominators, make decisions based on a data table, and write a letter to the school providing evidence for their decisions. Students will need to trade off between the cost of the equipment, its safety rating and student opinions. |

Shopping with Tenths and Hundredths (Lesson 3 of 3 in a Unit): | This is the third lesson of a three-lesson unit about tenths and hundredths. Please see "happy hundredths" and "terrific tenths" before attempting this lesson. Students will work with math manipulatives to understand that it takes 100 hundredths or 10 tenths of something to make one whole. They will understand that it takes 10 hundredths to make 1 tenth. They will use manipulatives with money (pennies, dimes, dollars), fractions (one hundredth pieces, one tenth pieces, one whole pieces), and base ten blocks (units, rods, wholes) to show different values. They will express values with combinations of the given manipulatives and draw their solutions. |

Terrific Tenths (Lesson 1 of 3): | In this lesson, students will work with math manipulatives to understand that it takes 10 tenths of something to make one whole. They will use manipulatives with money (dimes), fractions (one tenth pieces), and base ten blocks (rods) to show different values. They will express values with combinations of the given manipulatives and draw their solutions.
This is lesson one in a three lesson unit. Lesson two (HAPPY HUNDREDTHS) deals with hundredths and lesson three deals with combining and solving problems with tenths and hundredths (SHOPPING WITH TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS). |