Decimal Squares in Guided Math Groups
Decimals is a tough concept for many of our students. It is so important that we spend some time building conceptual understanding and problem solving as well as the procedural fluency. I think a great way to start is based on the work of Dr. Bennett from the University of New Hampshire (http://www.decimalsquares.com/). Decimal squares is a way for students to visualize what they are talking about and to develop conceptual understanding.
tinyurl.com/decimalsq (look for decimal squares)