Decimal Squares Teacher Workshop

Workshop Activities for Teachers
The10 steps (files) below are intended to involve teachers in games and activities that will provide them with ideas they can immediately implement in their classrooms. These steps have been placed in order, but each is independent so that individual steps, or the games and activities within them, can be run off and placed in any desirable order. Most of the steps have both games and activities to illustrate specific decimal topics and you can make selections based on time constraints, needs of teachers, and your preferences.
Models for 1, 2, and 3-place decimals
The workshop can be completed in as little as 1.5 hours or in a half-day, if all the games and activities are used. It is designed to be carried out with an overhead projector and transparencies for the games and activities can be made from the 10 files below. The 11th file contains video excerpts from Decimal Squares workshops.
1. Preparation of Materials
2. Introduction to Decimal Squares
3. Equality and Inequality
4. Introduction to Decimals (symbols)
5. Place Value
6. Decimal Operations
7. Creating Number Lines
8. Rounding
9. Research Results
10. End of Workshop
11. Workshop Video


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