# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Decimals:  Carlos the Centipede goes shopping for Christmas gifts!

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 Author: Lynda Wilder System: Blount County School: Hayden Middle School
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 32191 Title: Decimals:  Carlos the Centipede goes shopping for Christmas gifts! Overview/Annotation: Carlos the Centipede and his friend are Christmas Shopping for friends and family. Carlos will add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. Carlos will change percents to decimals to get all the great discounts during this season of the year.  In addition, he will calculate tax on his purchases.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 6 6 ) Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. [6-NS3] NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: 8NPO3a: Perform computations with rational numbers. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.6.6- Calculate addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems solving two-digit addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems with decimals up to hundredths (e.g., money problems).

Local/National Standards:

Mathematical Practices:  Standards 1 and 5

1.  Make sense of problems and perservere in solving them.

5.  Use appropriate tools strategically.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to:

• solve real-life problems that use decimals
• add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
• convert sale discount percents into decimals
• covert tax percents into decimals
• strategically use a calculator as an appropriate tools