Reflection: Joy Multiplying Decimals - Section 2: Practice

 

When thinking about how to engage students in learning that is somewhat deep in content I try to think of ways to put the focus on something interesting to them as people.  For example, the Scholastic Study Jams are pretty much outlining how I would have taught the multiplying of decimals to my students but it is interactive.  You get to push buttons and there are cool colors and graphics.  So even though it might be the same thing that I am teaching, the students become a little more interested because of all the bells and whistles that are accompany it. 

I mean, I think I’m a pretty interesting person to listen to and make learning exciting but if kids are willing to focus more on an interactive/animation of a concept, I’ll take the back seat.  It works.  Students were able to easily follow along with the interactive and learned how to the concept of multiplying decimals.

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Multiplying Decimals

Unit 1: Operations with Decimals and Whole Numbers
Lesson 19 of 22

Objective: The students will be able to multiply numbers with decimals using the standard algorithm.

Big Idea: Couponing is a real world context students identify with!

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Math, division, decimal operations, multiplication, Real World Math
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