Studying "adding and subtracting decimals" or do your kids just need a little review of finding the sums and differences of basic decimals? They are sure to enjoy this "Pizza Party Sums and Differences!" themed decimal game.
In this game, students will be presented with two decimals written vertically, such as 56.86 + 5.67 = (or a similar subtraction problem). They will use scratch paper to line up their decimals and and add/subtract the problem presented. They will share their answer for their partner to check. Most of the decimals present up to ten wholes and the decimals presented are tenths and hundredths.
How does the game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will then add or subtract the decimal to find the answer. The decimals used are to the tenths and hundredths. Their partner will check the answer on the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 3 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
NOTE: This is a black/white game with black line graphics. There is NOT a color copy included. When I created this for my own class, I decided to make something that took few copies, something that would save my ink, something that had easy directions, and was very little prep work. :-)
This adding and subtracting decimals game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
Please look closely at the thumbnails and preview to make sure the decimals I chose will work for you.
For this game, you will need a dice, game markers, the game board, the answer key, and possibly notebook paper.
Your students are sure to have fun as they play.
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.