Scholastic Decimal Activity

My students LOVE Scholastic Book Orders (wait, who doesn’t?) When I was teaching adding and subtracting decimals, I decided to let them use their book orders to practice. Students had different tasks to complete using the retail prices (the Scholastic prices didn’t have decimals!).


This is a great centers activity or cooperative group activity. It was a big hit! The kids especially liked the challenge of buying as many books as possible for under $25. Click on the picture below for the PDF.




8 responses to “Scholastic Decimal Activity

  1. Thank you Kate! I just downloaded this, it will be perfect for my class!!! I love love love your blog!

  2. What a GREAT idea! My kids love the book orders (who am I kidding – so do I!!!).

    Runde’s Room

  3. I am obsessed with Scholastic book orders! I order way too much from them with my own money! I just sent one home on Friday and am hoping to get some serious bonus points! I still might have to incorporate this idea into my LA class somehow!

    Miss Klohn
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  4. What a great idea! I think my students would enjoy some hypothetical shopping 🙂

    Ms. Green Apple

  5. Love this! What a great way to use those left over magazines. (on a side note, do you find that Scholastic sends a million of them?? I seriously am overrun…maybe I will send some to you! 😉 )

    Teaching in Room 6

  6. Thanks, Kate! This will be a perfect activity for my 4th graders when we practice adding decimals. SOOO much better and more meaningful than just doing a math worksheet! Thanks again!:)

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