See if you are smarter than a fifth grader! Adding decimals is typically part of the fifth grade math curriculum.
Try this problem from Brick Math’s Decimals Using LEGO® Bricks:
Solve 0.14 + 0.16 = ?
Use bricks to model the solution.
Watch Brick Math author Dr. Shirley Disseler teach this lesson. You can pause the video while you build your model of the math problem, then continue playing the video to check your answer.
The lesson also includes more problems about adding decimals:
0.40 + 0.2. + 0.04 = ?
0.41 + 0.32 = ?
0.2 + 0.34 = ?
Use bricks to model the solution
Once you’ve solved all these problems, you’ll know how to add decimals, and you’ll be…as smart as a fifth grader!
Brick Math is a K-6 math curriculum that uses LEGO® bricks to model 11 different math subjects: Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Basic Fractions, Basic Measurement, Fraction Multiplication, Fraction Division, Advanced Measurement and Geometry, and Decimals. It works well for homeschooling, math intervention, enrichment, and as a whole-school program. Materials are simple and affordable.
If you teach math or have a student at home who is learning math, check brickmath.com. The website includes videos for both teacher training and direct instruction of students. You can learn more about how Brick Math improves student math test scores and hear what people who are using Brick Math have to say about the program.