# Lesson Plan: Converting Decimals to Fractions Mathematics • 5th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to write decimals as fractions with a denominator of 10, 100, or 1,000.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• convert decimals to fractions in their simplest form,
• convert decimals to improper fractions and mixed numbers in their simplest form,
• use place value tables and counters to represent decimals and fractions,
• use number lines to convert between a decimal and a fraction.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100, or 1,000,
• converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions,
• how to simplify fractions when the denominator is a multiple of ten, one hundred, or one thousand.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• working with integers greater than 100 or numbers with more than three decimal places.