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lesson 15
1 hour

Divide Decimals Using Place Value, Including Remainders


In this lesson, students will need to know that a number can be written in multiple ways. In order to activate prior knowledge and heighten interest, the teacher may display a dollar bill while writing $1 on the board. The class could discuss that, in order for the dollar to be divided between two people, it must be thought of as tenths: ($1.0). Additionally, if the dollar were to be divided by more than 10 people, it would be thought of as hundredths: $1.00. If students need additional support, this could be demonstrated using concrete materials.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 5 Mathematics Module 1, Topic F, Lesson 15. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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