- Go shopping – Bring in some catalogs, give students a budget, and let them shop. This is great practice for adding and subtracting decimals!
- Recipe Conversions – Have students find a favorite recipe and convert the measures of ingredients to feed a large crowd like your whole school or a local soup kitchen.
- Cookie Swap – I created this project to work on multiple skills: converting measures, adding and subtracting decimals, multiplying fractions, and writing. Read more about the cookie swap project here or check out the resource here.
The story starters or writing prompts, can be used in many ways. You can use the strips and have students copy them over or use the full sheets. I even created a digital version. Check them out here.