# Converting Fractions to Decimals Lesson Plan: Numbers and Operations– Fractions

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Converting Fractions to Decimals**, and supports the standard of using decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Ask students:

*Where do you see decimals in everyday life? Where do you see fractions?**How are decimals and fractions alike?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Converting Fractions to Decimals topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding. - Have students read one of the following
**Related Reading**articles: “In Practice,” or “Personalities.” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Students take the **Converting Fractions to Decimals** **Quiz**, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about converting fractions to decimals while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a news report about a race where athlete A ran .2 of the race in five minutes and athlete B 75/100 of the race in that time. Explain who is in the lead, and how you know.**Make-a-Map**: Identify the relationship between fractions and decimals. Outline the steps to convert between the two.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves converting a fraction into a decimal, and challenge a classmate to solve.

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**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview****:**Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.