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5th Grade Math – Decimal Place Value

Clip 21/29: Day 2: Decimal Lesson Part F


As her 5th-grade students finish their card sorts and defend their thinking, Erika Isomura increases the rigor, inviting pairs to go beyond just solving the problem: “Make something challenging, make something that the other kids are going to be like ... then after they think about it like ‘oh yes, I got it.’ Give them a little bit of a push, okay?” She connects their thinking back to the [previous lesson with fractional lengths of strings](…).

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