Decimals Center Activities

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These printable center activities will be great activities for your classroom if you are finishing up your mathematical big idea or unit concept of varied decimals skills. There are many different skills covered in this collection of printable center activities:

• Decimal Place Value
• Comparing and Ordering Decimals
• Rounding Decimals
• Subtracting Decimals
• Powers of Ten
• Multiplying Decimals
• Dividing Decimals

The center activities included in this printable pack are as follows:

1. What Number Am I?: In this ten question center or group activity, students will read a statement about a hidden number and use their knowledge of place value in decimals or page two of this printable packet for provided manipulatives in order to find the correct answer to each question given.

2. Number Cards and Place Value Chart: This page provides students with a great visual aid and manipulatives should they need it at any point throughout your decimals and place value unit as they work on resources in your classroom or on the pages found here in this centers printable pack. The place value chart provided on this page shows every place from hundreds to thousandths. The number card cut-outs fit seamlessly into this place value chart and students can use them individually or with partners to help them find the answers to this center activity or any other printable page included in this packet.

3. Place the Place Value / Decimal Sort Game: Students will answer four questions to review their knowledge of decimals place value and then they will cut out six cards (five with digits and one with a decimal point) to see if they can list all twenty-four multi-digit number combinations with the five digits and decimal point provided. This center activity truly challenges student’s higher order thinking skills and tenacity as well as instilling greater knowledge and skill with decimals and place value.

4. The Big Solar Race: The students in Mrs. Webber’s class all had a race with their solar powered cars. In this high order thinking activity, students will be asked to compare and order decimals in a twenty-two multi-digit number list to answer the questions outlined in this activity.

5. Mountain Climbing and Rounding: In this center activity or classwork page, students will work together to take heights of real mountains and peaks and round them to the nearest ones, tenths and hundredths place. They will also answer several word problems with multiple answer choices in order to apply real world application to rounding with decimals.

6. Doris’ Food Mart: In this differentiated adding and subtracting decimals center, students will be asked to tackle five real world application problems with items at the hardware store. On the right of this page is a table with popular items you may find at the grocery store and the questions on the page will give real life scenario questions of customers and their purchase price of their grocery store needs.

7. Reinette’s Grocery Store: In this differentiated (enrichment) adding and subtracting decimals center, students will be asked to tackle five more real world application problems with items at the grocery store that are much more challenging than the ones posed in “Doris’ Food Mart”. On the right of this page is a table with popular items you may find at the grocery store and the questions on the page will give real life scenario questions of customers and their purchase price of their grocery store needs. This can be used after Doris’ Food Mart as an enrichment activity or just given to the higher students in your classroom while giving Doris’ Food Mart to the students who may still be struggling with adding and subtracting decimals.

8. Powers of Ten at the Hardware Store (Jack’s Hardware): This activity has a table with several different types of hardware along with their prices. Students will answer questions in which customers at Jack’s Hardware Store will be buying a large amount of a certain type of screw or fastener, and they must determine the total price based on the individual price of that piece of hardware.

9. Center Activity / Game - Spin It To Win It: Students will work in pairs or individually to take two spinners (a paperclip anchored by a pencil works great) and find two numbers that they will multiply to see how close they can get their product to the number 100. There are ten rounds and whoever gets closest to 100 the most times is the winner. This will be a fun game for them to do in your class that will allow them to practice multiplying decimals as well as comparing decimals with each other to determine the winner of each round.

10. Decimal Division Race: Students will work in pairs against two other partners or individually in a one vs. one racing game to see who can solve all of the decimal division problems from start to finish first. The player or team who crosses the finish line first with all of the correct solutions first is the winner!

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All of these resources come with answer keys so these printables will fit into your classroom with ease. If you need some extra grades for your students in assessing their knowledge of decimal division, or if you simply would like to add some more excellent resources to your classroom in this area, this product will grealty benefit your classroom! Thank you so much!

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You may also be interested in these excellent resources in practicing decimal skills:

Decimal Place Value Charts
Decimals and Place Vale
Comparing and Ordering Decimals
Rounding Decimals
Subtracting Decimals
Decimal Multiplication with Powers of Ten
Decimal Division with Powers of Ten
Multiplying Decimals
Dividing Decimals

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