Everything is connected in life, it seems… and there is no exception in math class! Just as we have finished our fractions unit, we move into the VERY connected topic of DECIMALS and percentages! All the skills that we learned in fractions, such as comparing, ordering from smallest to biggest, representing in pictures, adding and subtracting, understanding what those numbers ACTUALLY mean (even though  we can easily say them!) will be translated now into decimals. As a sneak preview of the unit that will start next week, here is a sample of what we did late this week. Our pretest is also a great piece of evidence of our “First Thinking” so that we can then look back on it at the end of the unit and see just how far we have travelled along our Learning Journey of decimals…