This Choosing the Operation: Decimal Sorting Game
will help build literacy in your math class and give your students practice at deciding between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division without having to actually solve the problems.
"My students know how to multiply and how to divide with fluency, they just don't know WHEN
to use each operation! They are excellent at solving word problems when we are working on one specific operation but when all operations are mixed together, it's a disaster!
I've spent a decade coaching math teachers and I hear the same story again and again. My students never know when to use which operation. The best solution I've found is to teach this a skill separate from the algorithm. Knowing how
to multiply decimals and knowing when
to multiply decimals are two very different things. This game removes the "solve" part of the equation and all the anxiety that goes with it. When a student simply has to practice choosing the operation, they are more focused one one thing and more likely to master it.
This product includes:
⇒10 Game Mats
⇒10 decks of 8 Decimal Word Problem Cards (80 unique problems)
⇒Teacher Guide with easy-to-follow instructions
Save money and get the Choosing the Operation for Whole Numbers, Decimals, and Fractions 30 Game Bundle!
For the first five games, students choose between two commonly mixed up operations such as Addition vs. Subtraction, Addition vs. Multiplication, or Multiplication vs. Division. In the last five games, students choose between all four basic operations. All the problems in this game have decimal numbers.
This game can be used whole group, as a math center, or as a challenge activity for early finishers.
The game is designed for 5th grade and aligns perfectly with 5.NBT.B.7, but could also be used in 6th- 8th grade for students who struggle with word problems or as an extension activity for 4th grade.
Other Choosing the Operation Sorting Games
⇒10 Whole Number Word Problem Sorts
⇒10 Fraction Word Problem Sorts
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