Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans


Want to save time planning your adding and subtracting decimals lessons and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans (Math SOL 5.CE.3)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach adding and subtracting decimals through the thousandths? Look no further! These Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans provide everything you need to teach how to add and subtract with decimals. Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

12 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Add and subtract decimals through thousandths, using concrete materials, pictorial representations, and paper and pencil.
  • Solve single-step and multistep practical problems that involve adding and subtracting with decimals through thousandths.
  • Estimate sums and differences of decimals.

What comes in these Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 12 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 45 Worksheets
  • 16 Games
  • 12 Exit Tickets
  • 11 Anchor Charts
  • 2 Foldables
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, sorts, the quizzes, and the test within these Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans are specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 5.CE.3 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to adding and subtracting decimals through the thousandths.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson Plans require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about adding and subtracting decimals as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate decimals to real-world examples.


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