Decimals: Adding & Subtracting ~ Crack the Code Math Practice

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Decimals: Adding & Subtracting ~ Crack the Code!

This activity includes TWO fun and engaging puzzles (grades 5-7) for students to solve, while getting computation practice. They’ll enjoy the challenge and feedback is immediate through solving the puzzles (quotes from The Phantom Tollbooth) correctly.

These Crack the Code puzzles are in table format. Students must determine whether they’re looking for missing addends (using subtraction) or sums as they solve 20 problems (in each puzzle) to fill in the table. A sample problem to show them how to solve these types of problems is included, if needed. There are also two student versions- one with an additional alphabet table to help them organize their answers and one without, in each puzzle.

Built-in problem-solving challenges involve computation errors. One wrong addend or sum can throw off an entire row or column of answers. Their challenge will be finding a way to track down their errors, make their corrections and successfully Crack the Code.

Included in this resource:

♦ Addition & Subtraction of decimals using inverse operation
♦ Teaching Notes and Answer Key
♦ Sample problem to show how to fill in the table
♦ 2 puzzles, 20 problems each, student copies in BW
♦ Aligns with CCSS

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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