Learning About Decimals: An activity book
Archer, S., Condon, C., Steinle, V., & Stacey, K. (2010) Learning about decimals: An activity book. Melbourne Graduate School of education, University of Melbourne.
This book contains under one cover two publications previously published separately.
Lesson Ideas and Activities for Teaching Decimals
This 69 page booklet contains lesson plans, ideas for short activities, guides to using concrete materials, photocopy masters and worksheets for addressing common difficulties in understanding decimal notation. (Suitable for Years 2 to 10) See ordering information.
Linear Arithmetic Blocks: A concrete model for teaching decimals
This 43 page booklet contains lesson plans for using a very effective but not well known model for decimal numeration and operations, which can be made from plastic pipe. There is an introductory section and ten fully prepared activities. (Suitable for Years 5 to 8)
Initially we made the linear arithmetic blocks ourselves. However, we were recently able to obtain them commercially from Every Educaid, New Zealand http://www.everyeducaid.co.nz/ who call them the DeciPipes Kit.
The book is purchased from the University of Melbourne (Pam or Kaye - See ordering information)