Students use the calculator to represent decimals and to recognize patterns in the number symbols.
Students will explore the following concepts in this activity:
- place value
- comparing decimals
About the Lesson
Distribute the student activity sheet to the class, which contains a 10 x 10 gird. Ask students:
If the entire grid is worth one dollar, how much is each square worth? Help students connect their understanding of one cent to a dollar.
Have students work in pairs. Have the first partner fill in the first blank after the single square with the fraction 1/100 th
and the second blank with a decimal symbol (0.1) for one-hundredth. Finally, challenge the students to find as many patterns as they can in each of the labeled grids and record the patterns on their activity sheets.