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Subject: Math SOL 5.

5A Part 1: Adding and Subtracting Decimals


Date: 10/22/2015

Emily
Britt
Length: 80
minutes

Standard
5.5 The student will:
a) find the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two numbers expressed as decimals
through thousandths
(divisors with only one nonzero digit);
Essential Questions/ Big Idea/ Content
Steps for Solving Addition and Subtraction Problems with Decimals
1- Line up the decimals vertically.
2- Add zeros to the right of any number to make the number of digits of all numbers even.
3- Starting on with the lowest place value, add or subtract from right to left.
4- Bring down the decimal to the answer.
Rationale:
Students use addition and subtraction of decimals frequently in everyday life. Students
encounter and need to use this skills when using money, budgeting, and making wise
financial decisions.
Objective:
Today I will identify the steps taken to solve addition and subtraction problems with
decimals.
Today I will solve addition and subtraction problems with decimals.
So that I can practice adding and subtracting money amounts.
I know Ive got it when Ive complete the Menu Challenge with 80% accuracy and filled in
the Step-by-Step foldable.

SOL
Verbs
find

Cognitive
Level
analyze

Demonstrated when students


Add and subtract decimals amounts on the Menu Challenge.

Materials and Resources:


IRN SOL 5.5a Part 1 pages 1-3
18- Money in envelope wallets (bills)

Introduction & Unit Connection


Review the steps for solving an addition or subtraction problem with decimals white doing
the following problems: 10 + 5.69 and 8.12 3.5
Have the students fill in the information on the white piece of paper that they folded at the
beginning of the lesson. Use the attached model to show students how to fill theirs in.
Project onto Smartboard.
Small Group Activity:

Do Closure activity first!


Pair students into groups of 3 (1 group of two). Count off by 6s. Tell each group where they
need to stand and tell students to more there. Tell each student that they are going to be
ordering food items off a menu so instead of being called groups each team will now be
a party. Give each party an envelope filled with different amounts of play money. (Give
random parties less and some more to make it more challenging and interesting.) Tell the
students that their goal is to order as much food as they can off of the menu with the
money that they have in the envelope. They need to spend as much as they can (Get as
close to zero dollars as possible). Give each student an Order Ticket to write their menu
choices and math on. Show students a model ticket that you have prepared.
Give each group a laptop. Tell one student to login to their Google Classroom page and
select the assignment called, Moneta Menu Challenge. Tell them to read the instructions
and remember to record their items on the Order Ticket.
When they have finished, challenge them to try other combinations of food choices with
new Order Tickets. They can also change restaurants if they would like to. Have them try to
bet their total from the first ticket. Collect the Order Tickets. Keep for the next lesson.
When students finish, give them the Quick Check 5.5A Part1. Then let students go to Reflex
math until they get their green light then go to Moby Max.

Closure:
If all groups finish, take volunteer groups to show their order ticket. Have the rest of the
class check their answer by using estimation (rounding or front-end).
20 minutes before the end of the lesson, stop students that are still working on their group
assignment and have them do their Quick Check and then go to Reflex to get their green
light. Have them put any unfinished work in their Math folders. These students will
complete the assignment first thing during the next math lesson or as a part of morning
work.
Differentiation:
Give the VI student a copy of the foldable that he can use to fill in his own at his desk or fill
it in for him. Do which ever he would prefer. If there is not time to do this, do it first thing
the following lesson.
Allow students extra time to complete the assignment. Monitor student understanding.
Homework:
None
Assessment:
Menu Challenge: Individual Formative
Reflection:

Next Class:
Math SOL 5.5 Part 2: Models and Estimation