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Separate Decimal Squares Items
The following Decimal Squares items are available separately:

Decimal Squares Teacher’s Guide (lessons and games)

Deck of Decimal Squares (57 squares)
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Decimal Squares Teacher Resource Package (objectives, worksheets, tests, answers)


Decimal Squares Overhead Transparencies (72 transparent squares)


Decimal Squares Activity Mats (44 mats)


Starter Set (mats, squares, guide and markers)
The Decimal Square’s Teacher Guide contains complete teaching information for decimals and percents. There are 4-6 steps for each of the following seven topics: basic concepts; equality; inequality; addition; subtraction; multiplication; and division. Each step or lesson is conveniently placed on two facing pages, and all program components such as worksheets, games and materials are referenced at point-of-use in each step. Games for use with Decimal Squares and Decimal Playing Cards are contained at the end of this guide. Also at the end of the Guide are black and white masters for reproducible materials and a sequence of activities relating decimals to fractions.

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Each set of 57 washable plastic Decimal Squares contains squares for tenths with 10 equal parts (red); squares for hundredths with 100 equal parts (green); and squares for thousandths with 1000 equal parts (yellow). Decimal Squares are used for the activities and games in the Teacher’s Guide. Some teachers like to letter the backs of the squares, one deck with letter A, another deck with letter B, etc. to help in sorting the squares in case they become mixed.

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Each Decimal Squares Playing Card in this color-coded 57-card deck contains a decimal and its name which corresponds to one of the Decimal Squares. The colored numeral on the playing card indicates the number of shaded parts in the corresponding square and provides for a gradual transition from the Decimal Squares model to the use of decimal symbolism. As with the decks of squares, it helps to letter the back of the cards for sorting purposes, one deck with letter A, another with B, etc.

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The Teacher Resource Package correlates directly with the seven sections in the Teacher’s Guide. Each section of the package contains Reproducible Worksheets, Performance Objectives, and Performance Tests. An Achievement Test at the end of the worksheets provides evaluation of all seven sections of the program. This test can be used to determine placement in the program or as assessment once the worksheets and/or program are completed.
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There are 72 colored Decimal Squares Transparencies. There is a transparency corresponding to each plastic Decimal Square and there are extra blank colored transparencies for shading. The transparencies can be used for teacher or student demonstrations of decimal equalities, inequalities, and the four basic operations on decimals. One method for organizing the transparencies for classroom demonstrations and storage is to form a Posterboard Holder.
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The Decimal Squares Activity Mats are all the mats necessary for games and activities in the Decimal Squares Teacher’s Guide. The complete set includes 30 Decimal Squares Bingo Mats, 7 Number Lines Mats, and 7 of the Decimal Squares Speedway-Decimal Squares Racing Mats. The activities and games for these mats help to provide for a gradual nonthreatening transition from the concrete level to the abstract level with decimal symbolism and rules for computing.

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Guide and materials including Decimal Squares to get starting comfortably learning about decimals.

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Decimal Squares

– The famous Decimal Squares manipulative! Decimal Squares(R) have long set the standard for decimal manipulatives. Decimal Squares are the only decimal manipulative that includes thousandths and easily shows comparisons for equality and inequality and the four operations on decimals. Meets NCTM standards. Includes 57 squares that are color coded and shaded to present tenths, hundredths and thousandths. The squares are made from sturdy, flexible, washable vinyl. One set of Decimal Squares can be used for activities with up to 4 children! Grades 3-9.
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– Fun with decimals! Durable plastic cards show a decimal, the corresponding name and fraction. The color-coded deck correlates exactly to Decimal Squares(R)! Perfect for providing a transition from the visual Decimal Squares model to decimal symbols. †Grades 3-9. Ages 8-14.
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Decimal†Squares†Classroom Center

– Best Seller! This set includes all the materials needed to teach an entire range of decimal and percent topics. A complete program with assessment materials, demonstration materials, simple-to-follow 2-page lessons, motivating games, reproducible masters for activities, and manipulatives and cards for student use in developing concepts and language relative to decimals. Classroom Center includes: 10 sets of Decimal Squares , 7 sets of corresponding Decimal Playing Cards, Decimal Squares Transparencies, Decimal Squares Teacherís Guide, the Teacher Resource Package, 44 Activity Mats, 200 game markers and 7 dice. See individual component descriptions. Comes in a convenient carrying-storage case. Designed by mathematician, professor and author Dr. Albert B. Bennett, Jr. Grades 3-9. Ages 10-14.
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Decimal Squares Activity Mats, Dice and Game Markers

– This set contains 44 colorful mats to use with a variety of activities presented in the Teacher’s Guide. Included are Decimal Bingo, Decimal Number Lines, Decimal Speedway, and Decimal Racing Mats. 200 Game markers and 7 dice are also included. Grades 3-9. Ages 8-14.
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Decimal†Squares†Teaching Resource Package

– Created by Dr. Albert B. Bennett, Jr. This kit includes 139 reproducible worksheets, including test and answer sheets that reinforce concepts presented in the Teacher’s Guide (purchased seperately). This package also includes tests for the topics: basic decimal concepts, equality, inequality and all four operations on decimals. Grades 3-9. Ages 8-14.
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Decimal†Squares†Starter Set

– Our Decimal Squares Starter Set is ideal for demonstrations, and great for working with a small group! Includes: one set of Decimal Squares, transparencies, playing cards, and the Teacher’s Guide. Designed by mathematician, professor and author Dr. Albert B. Bennett, Jr. Grades 3-9.
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Decimal†Squares Games

– Designed by mathematician, professor and author Dr. Albert B. Bennett, Jr. Perfect way to motivate and entertain children while they are learning! Games cover basic decimal concepts, equality and inequality and four operations with decimals. Includes set of Decimals Squares, instructions and rules for 8 games, 6 game mats, markers and dice. Two to Four players. Grades 3-9. Ages 8-14.
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Decimal Squares Overhead Transparencies

– Great tools for demonstrating decimal concepts to an entire class. Heavy-duty transparencies are shaded to represent tenths, hundredths and thousandths, and correspond exactly to the sets of Decimal Squares. Set also includes blank grids for tenths, hundredths and thousandths. Grades 3-9. Ages 8-14.
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Decimal Squares Teachers Guide

– The Decimal Squares Teacher’s Guide covers decimal concepts from all grade levels. Each concept is clearly presented in an easy-to-use 2-page lesson. The Teacher’s Guide also includes black line masters, Number lines, Place Value Tables and more than 30 games all in reproducible format. All lessons from the Teacher’s Guide are keyed to the Teacher Resource Package
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Communicating Percents Book with Activities

– Using Decimal Squares, kids will learn important mathematical concepts and while having fun! The guide leads them in the relating of fractions, decimals and percents, through the concepts of equalities, approximations, and estimation. Learners use mental calculation and make comparisons using hands-on materials. This 64 page guide includes suggestions, answers and reproducible worksheets. National Standards Correlation sheets are included. Grades 5-9. Ages 10-14.
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