Decimal place value to hundredths (2 decimal places) and thousandths (3 decimal places), ordering decimal numbers and decimal operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) printable activities BUNDLE for 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Math Centers. Includes 7 fun printable puzzles and a differentiated Four in a Row game packet. Details are below but there's more information on the two individual packet descriptions and in the separate preview files. Please click through on the links to check them out. All files PDF.
HIDDEN WORD PUZZLES PACKET
Review decimals operations (mental addition and subtraction of decimals, multiplication and division of decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and multiples thereof), and ordering decimals to the hundredth and thousandth, with no prep printable math center activities. These 7 Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes puzzles are an engaging alternative to standard worksheets for your decimals unit, and make great bell ringers / starters, early finishers challenges, and homework tasks too. They can be completed by individual students, pairs, or small groups, and they may not realize they are learning, which is always fun to see!
These puzzles are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a math-related word to be revealed after completing the calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a decimals calculation and a letter. Students circle any boxes containing errors. Then they put together the letters from the remaining boxes to reveal a math word. On some puzzles there is a further challenge question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word.
Students often forget or avoid checking their own work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking the calculations in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves.
Puzzle 1: Ordering Decimals (Easier 1 star version - to two decimal places)
Puzzle 2: Ordering Decimals (2 star version - to three decimal places)
Puzzle 3: Mental Addition and Subtraction of Decimals (Easier 1 star version - to one decimal place)
Puzzle 4: Mental Addition and Subtraction of Decimals (2 star version - to two decimal places)
Puzzle 5: Multiplying Decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
Puzzle 6: Dividing Decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
Puzzle 7: Multiplying Decimals using Times Tables Facts
The range of puzzles in this packet is ideal for differentiation, review, and / or to cater for a range of groups and classes.
DECIMALS PLACE VALUE GAMES
Decimal place value printable Four in a Row game to consolidate and review understanding of decimals to two and three decimal places (hundredths and thousandths). Well-differentiated: includes two game boards for different levels of challenge and 2 sets of 54 number cards for further differentiation.
The board works especially well in 11x17 / A3 (adjust your printer settings if necessary). However, you could print in Letter size / A4 (again, check your printer settings to ensure the whole board fits on the page). If printing the boards in the larger size, print cards to match from pages 3-13. Use the ones from page 14-21 with a smaller board.
You could have pairs take on other pairs. Each team of two starts with a set of cards. Print one set of each color per game or use different color card or paper if printing in black and white, then laminate to use again and again. It works well if each team shuffles their cards, puts them in a pile and takes one from the top at a time, which they then put down on the board if there's a suitable empty box. They aim to get four of their cards in a row. Each box has a stipulation about the numbers that can be placed on it (no tenths, < 1.5, > 0.31, < 0.56, five hundredths etc). To save printing you could split a set of cards between 2 or 3 boards as a single team won't require all 54 cards. The cards can also be used separately from the game boards for ordering activities. A student instruction card and teacher guidance notes are also included.
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