Are you looking for hacks for teaching students to solve math problems that include decimals and fractions? If so, keep reading.

**1. **Teach the student that 8/8 equals a whole, 10/10 equals a whole, etc.

**2.** Select a peer to work with the student on problems involving fractions or decimals.

**3.** Give an assortment of restaurant menus for the student to choose things from for a meal. Get him/her to compute the cost of the things (each involving a decimal point).

**4.** Cut pieces of paper into equal numbers (e.g., fourths, sixths, tenths, etc.); have the student add fractions together, subtract fractions, etc.

**5. **Create a reference sheet for fractions and decimals for the student to keep at their desk.

**6.** For math problems involving fractions with unlike denominators, have the student use a concrete object such as a ruler to help them solve the problem (e.g., compare 3/4 to 7/8).

**7.** Get the student to do rote counting by decimals (e.g., .2, .4, .6, .8, etc.).

**8.** Get the student to do rote counting by fractions (e.g., 2/8, 4/8, 6/8, etc.).

**9.** Get the student to earn a hypothetical income and solve money-related math using decimals (e.g., taxes, social security, savings, rent, food, clothing, auto payments, recreation, etc.). Pair the level of difficulty to the student’s capacity and ability level.

**10. **Get the student to use a calculator of app when learning to solve problems involving decimals.

**11.** Get the student to solve fraction problems using real-life measurements such as ounces, inches, pounds, etc., to ascertain weight, length, volume, etc.

**12.** Get the student to solve math problems involving decimals using concrete objects (e.g., two dollar bills and one fifty cent piece equals $2.50, etc.).

**13. **Get the student to solve math problems involving fractions and decimals using concrete objects (e.g., pennies that are one-tenth of a dime, inch cubes that are one-twelfth of a foot, etc.).

**21. **Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.

**22.** Try gamifying your math lessons.

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