Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bowling for Decimals

Happy Weekend!

We wanted to share a really fun lesson for introducing decimals.  We were inspired for this idea from a freebie we saw on tpt.  If you want to see the original, click HERE.  It's so fun!

Start by relating fractions and decimals as parts of a whole.  We explained a decimal as a number with one or more digits to the right of the decimal point. I've never met a teacher that didn't it's a great time to review place value, too.    :)

Introduce the recording sheet and then take your kiddos outside for some bowling.  They will record the fraction, the decimal, and the word name. Click here to download it!  Oh, and hopefully you can raid the PE closet at your school because you will also need pins and a bowling ball!

And bowl away!  Your kiddos will love it! 

Of course we had to bowl, too!  Look at that form!  Maybe we missed our calling!!!


Lastly, it's Saturday and we have to end with something kinda fun.  Did anyone else hear this rumor for a hot second this week??  Adam Scott as the new Bachelor?  So sad, friends.  It's not true.  Ugh, which is sadder...he is not eligible because he has a girlfriend or we don't get to watch him on Monday nights??  Either way, you can thank us later for the eye candy!  :)

Anyone else out there forced to watch the Masters last weekend and then realized... hmmm, watching this guy isn't that bad?!  HA!

Have a great weekend.  Stay safe, Boston.  We love ya!


  1. This is great. I really like this concept and I'm going to show it to our 5th grade teacher (and I'll be trying it out. I just like the fact that it uses pins for the base ten too.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  2. Thanks, Matt!! I hope it works well!

  3. Hi girls,
    I just found you and am your newest follower. Your blog is so super cute!!! I'm hoping to go back to third soon. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Hi Vicky!! Thank you so much! Right back at you! We are following you, too!!