Total Duration: 
61 to 90 Minutes 
Materials and Resources: 

Technology Resources Needed: 

Background/Preparation: 

Before: (Activate Prior Knowledge) Essential Question: "Why do we use decimals in real life?" Allow students to discuss this question in their cooperative groups. One member from each group will share one idea from the group discussion(3  5 minutes).
During: (Actively Engage Students) The teacher will say: "Today we are going Christmas Shopping with Carlos the Centipede and his friend." "You and your partner or group members will shop for family and friends." The teacher will handout the graphic organizer and calculators. The teacher will read the directions to the students: "Directions: You and your partner have been given $1000.00 to go shopping with Carlos the Centipede and his friend. You must shop for at least 5 people and buy at least 5 different presents. You may use a calculator to figure up your cost, the discount, and 8% tax. This should be figured on your total amount after adding the costs of your presents. Your goal is to spend as close to $1000.00 without going over. Hint: You must change your percents into decimals to figure out your discount and then your tax. For example, 25% is .25 and 8% is 0.08. Figure your discount first and then your tax on that total. All calculations must be shown on the paper. Calculators may be used to check for accuracy. Good Luck and Happy Shopping!!" Students will be allowed 60 minutes to complete this performance task. Students will use the scissors to cut out the items purchased and glue them to the graphic organizer. If time permits, each group should share their shopping list. Announce which group got the closest to the $1000.00 limit without going over. Congratulate the winning team!!
After: The graphic organizer should be used as one of the assessments. The teacher should assess for accuracy and completion of task. 
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Assessment Strategies 
An Exit Pass will be used by the teacher as an assessment tool. The Exit Pass is a quick and skill specific tool to assess mastery of this math standard. 
Acceleration: 

Intervention: 
These videos may be used for those students that are needing decimal skills presented in 4th grade and 5th grade. Decimal Videos (grades 4 to 6) 
View the Special Education resources for
instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations
for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.
