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Sample of Differentiated Instruction (Decimals) 1. Describe in writing how decimals and fractions are related. You may draw pictures to help you. (A2) 2. Use base-10 blocks to 3. Use a calculator and the explain why 1.02 < 1.2. digits 7, 5, 1, and 2 as well Draw a picture to help you. as the symbols +, + and the decimal point to produce (A7) 7.8 on the display. (B1) 4. Record 3 decimal numbers that are between 0.4 and 0.5. Explain how you know that the numbers you listed are between 0.4 and 0.5. (A7) 5. Using base-10 blocks, show the difference between 2.3 and 1.8 (2.3 – 1.8 = ?). 6. Which of the following questions do you think is the easiest to solve and explain why: (B1) 6 – 0.53 = ? 1.43 – 0.87 = ? 2.64 – 0.99 = ? 7. Design a hundredth grid. You may draw any picture, shape or design inside a hundredth grid. Color your design and label each color with a fraction and a decimal. (B1) (A2) 10. How long is 0.25 meters? Explain how you know. Draw a picture to represent a meter stick to help you. 11. Write about ways you would prefer to use fractions situations where decimals would be your choice. 12. Draw pictures and write everything you know about 0.45. Include examples of situations where it could be used. (A2) (A7) (A2) 9. Explain in writing how solving 0.4 + 0.5 is like solving 4 + 5. (B1) Derek VanderWalle, Grade 4, 2009 8. Use each of the digits 0-9 once to fill in the ten boxes (?) to make the statements true. ?.? < ?.? ??.? > ?.?? How many different ways can you find? (A7)