an introduction to minimizing things: using models
Content Objective: Students will demonstrate multiplying decimals by shading hundredths grid models.
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Language Objective: Students will work with partners to explain how to model multiplying decimals in complete sentences using sentence starters.
Thinking question: How are fractions and decimals related? turn to partner and discuss, be prepared to share
How can we use a base ten blocks to model decimals?
Hint: If a flat equals 1 or one whole, then each unit piece equals _________ (Fraction) _________ (decimal)____________.
So each rod equals ________ (fraction) ___________ decimal?