Last week our #TechTakeout crew visited 4th grade at one of our elementary schools to work on math review. After meeting with the Math Title I teacher, it was evident that decimals were a weak skill for this grade level. Therefore my coworker, Jim Covais, and I teamed up to create a fun activity to work on identifying decimals on a number line.
We decided to use Scratch to code a sprite (character) to move across a number line of decimals between 0 and 1. Students created their own background in which they had to generate their number line with the drawing tools and divide it into fractional parts.
Here is one example (click the green flag, click the right arrow and then click the up arrow):
If you are interested in carrying out this same lesson with your students, then click the image below to take you to step by step directions:
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