Unit 1: Decimal Place Value & Powers of 10

Overview

Ever wondered how to teach decimal place value and powers of 10 in an engaging way to your 5th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about reading, writing, comparing, and rounding decimal numbers using a decimal place value chart. Later on, they will build on this knowledge by identifying patterns in decimal point placement and multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by powers of 10.

Each lesson helps students master decimal place value and powers of 10 through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these concepts are applied in everyday scenarios.

It's an exciting way to teach decimal place value and powers of 10 while comprehensively meeting standards.

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Decimal Place Value and Powers of 10 Guided Notes w Doodles | 5th Grade Unit

Decimal Place Value and Powers of 10 Guided Notes w Doodles | 5th Grade Unit

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Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

  • Read, write, compare, and round decimal numbers to different place values using a decimal place value chart.

  • Identify patterns in the placement of the decimal point when multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by powers of 10.

  • Multiply and divide decimal numbers by powers of 10.

  • Apply the understanding of decimal place value and powers of 10 in real-world problem-solving scenarios.

Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

  • Understanding of place value for whole numbers

  • Basic operations with whole numbers

  • Knowledge of basic multiplication and division facts

  • Understanding of the concept of powers of 10

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Decimal

  • Place Value

  • Compare

  • Round

  • Powers of 10

  • Multiply

  • Divide

  • Decimal Point

Lesson Map

Extensions

For additional daily spiral review, try my line of Icebreaker Warm-Ups. They contain two 5-10 minute questions to help students practice along with "getting to know you" questions and drawing activities for fast finishers.

For additional self-checking digital practice, try my Pixel Art activities in Google Sheets. Every answer is automatically checked, and correct answers unlock parts of a mystery picture. It's incredibly fun and a powerful tool for differentiation.

Decimal Place Value Decimal Operations 5th 6th Grade Math Warm Ups Bell Ringers

Decimal Place Value Decimal Operations 5th 6th Grade Math Warm Ups Bell Ringers

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Engage your 5th and 6th grade students in the decimal place value and decimal operations unit with daily math review warm ups activities! The math bell ringers contains practice on decimal place value, rounding decimals, and operations with decimals. The resource contains 19 pages (4 weeks of warm ups). It's perfect for daily math practice, spiral review, or quick test prep, aligned to CCSS and TEKS.

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Place Value & Decimals Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 5th Grade CCSS

Place Value & Decimals Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 5th Grade CCSS

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Students practice the place value system and decimals, including multiplying and dividing by powers of 10, converting between standard and expanded form, comparing decimals to the thousandths place, and rounding decimals to any place value with this 5th Grade CCSS Place Value & Decimals Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 5 products with 11 pixel art activities total for a full 5th grade Common Core place value and decimals unit.

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Unit 2

Whole Number & Decimal Operations

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