Looking for an engaging math activity to practice fractions and decimals? You've found it! I created this math project to accompany the book, If The World Were a Village. It was created to be a culminating project on our study of fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 and decimals, but you can use it anytime after you have covered these concepts with your students!
I had pairs of students complete one of the sections (Language, Nationalities, Ages, Food) and then combined the information into a display. If you have more time, you can have students complete all four sets of pages. You will need a copy of the book If The World Were a Village to complete the project. It is readily available at most libraries or on on Amazon.
**NOTE: These math activity sets are differentiated. The most challenging set of pages is the FOOD set. The least challenging set is the NATIONALITIES set.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My 4th graders did this activity today and it was such a powerful addition and extension to our unit on fractions! I was able to find both editions of the book at the public library. The plan for differentiation went very well. My class has many accelerated learners and they really appreciated the challenge of the “food” problems. This was so well connected to the conceptual understanding of decimals, it was fun to listen to students have those “a-ha” moments! This also allowed me to show students why understanding decimals and fractions has a real-world application in being able to analyze and interpret data. Tomorrow we are going to create a presentation about what surprised us about this data. Thank you so much!” – Megan M.
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