Application: Addition, subtraction, multiplication of decimals

Title: Budgeting for a Summer Trip to Grandma’s HouseGoals: Utilizing the grouping method of, “Think, Pair, Share”, students will add, subtraction and multiply decimals while planning purchases for a real-life scenario on a limited budget. Students select items for purchase from a given list. Items will be identified as either a want or a need. Objectives: Students will distinguish between wants and needs. Students will work collaboratively with a partner to plan purchases on a limited budget of $250. Students will share and discuss their budgets with another group. Students will analyze budgets for possible improvements. Students will add, subtract and multiply decimals during the budgeting process. #VegasPBS-MATH120.92

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  • Social Studies
  • NVACS Mathematics

Resource Type(s)

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  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade


  • Mathematics 4
  • Mathematics 5

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • NV 1.4.7.a - Add and subtract multi-digit numbers.
  • NV 3.4.4.a - Determine totals for monetary amounts in practical situations.
  • NV 3.4.4.b - Use money notation to add and subtract given monetary amounts.
  • NV 1.5.7.a - Add and subtract decimals.
  • NV 1.5.7.b - Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers in problems representing practical situations.
  • NV 1.5.8 - Generate and solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems using whole numbers and decimals in practical situations.

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