This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3.00, as of 2009-06-08.
Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3
This is a simple, yet good introductory activity to help students develop an understanding of the meaning of decimal fractions and common fractions. The hands-on aspects of this lesson will appeal to the active learner. The directions are easy to understand and can be adapted to different types of classrooms or students.
Lori H Park City
July 28, 2009
This is a great way to introduce decimals, changing fractions to decimals, and you could even extend it to changing decimals to percents. Thank you for offering such a great…
Charlie Carpenter Mr. Carpenter, 4th grade teacher
April 14, 2008
I really like your activity! It seems to be a very good example and a way to integrate difficult math concepts into the real world for the students to understand.…
March 11, 2008
I love this approach! Putting the child in the role of the discoverer is key in gaining their interest and in securing that they will retain the concept. The real…
Information - Decimal Basketball
To help kids understand the difference between tenths and hundredths -- pick ten kids to take ten shots each with a Nerf ball and hoop.