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Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plan

Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plan


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Subject Math
Grade Level Grades 5-6
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Ever wondered how to teach adding and subtracting decimals in an engaging way to your 5th and 6th grade math students?

In this lesson plan, students will learn about decimal addition and subtraction and their real-life applications. Through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, a doodle and color by number activity, and a maze worksheet, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of adding and subtracting decimals.

The guided notes provide structured instruction steps to add and subtract decimals by lining up the decimal points, integrating checks for understanding to ensure students are on the right track. The practice worksheets, including a maze, word problems, and a color by code activity, allow students to apply their knowledge and reinforce their understanding of decimal addition and subtraction.

The lesson culminates with a real-life example that explores how decimal addition and subtraction can be applied to grocery shopping, giving students a clear understanding of how these skills are used in the real world.

By combining creativity, interactive activities, and real-life applications, this lesson plan provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to adding and subtracting decimals for 5th and 6th grade math students.


Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.


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