Decimal Digital Activities for Special Ed google classroom | Distance Learning


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Decimals can be a very challenging subject for students with special learning needs, especially autism, to grasp. There are 30 google slides (plus a second differentiated set) included meant as an introduction to identifying and reading decimals to the tenth place. These activities were specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. That is why every slide comes in a differentiated version. These decimal activities address reading and interpreting decimals in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on reading decimals. This repetition encourages a true understanding of decimals as numbers with a real quantitative value and builds stronger number sense.

***** I also have this unit in a print-only version. Just CLICK HERE.

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Decimal Digital Activities:

• Movie about what decimals are and how to read them

• 5 google slides identifying and reading decimals

• 5 google slides completing picture representations of decimals

• 6 google slides placing decimals on a number line with visual supports (pictures)

• 13 google slides placing and ordering decimals on a number line without visuals of the decimal value


Then the entire set comes in a second version that is differentiated with color.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. 

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future.