Laura Candler’s Decimal Files

In the Decimal File Cabinet you’ll find engaging activities to use when introducing or teaching decimals. Many of them use cooperative learning strategies and work well in math centers. The freebies on this page don’t include directions or answer keys, but you’re welcome to use them to create your own classroom lessons.For more information on math stations and math centers, visit the Math Center page. For more math activities that include full directions, ready-made printables, and answer keys, check out Math Stations for Middle Grades.

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Discovering Decimals (Free Sample Pages)

Some of the following activities are samples taken from Laura’s book Discovering Decimals Through Cooperative Learning. These sample blackline masters are intended solely for classroom use, not to be transmitted or reproduced. Copyright Kagan Publishing. All rights reserved. This book can be purchased at or from Kagan Publishing.

Candler’s Classroom Connections

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