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Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Real World Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

Today was about "showing what you know!"  We combined our focus of addition and subtraction of decimals with word problems that had to do with visiting a barber shop, finding a total cost, paying a bill, and determining change.  We used a page from The Mailbox Teacher's Helper Feb/Mar 2008 entitled "Checking Out."

Once they had completed the problems, I asked them to create their own word problem using the price list given.  I also asked that they solve their problem and show their work.

If you would like to view the instructions given, please watch:  Checking Out.  

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