Differentiated Decimal Puzzles
(1) Decimal Place Value
(2) Adding Decimals
(3) Compare/Order Decimals
(4) Rounding Decimals
Each puzzle has 4 versions for easy differentiation. 16 Puzzles Total!
Version 1: Most Challenging
(Includes Extraneous Information)
Version 2: Average (Corner Pieces Easily Identifiable)
Version 3: Extraneous Information Omitted
Version 4: Easiest Version (Pictures Provide Orientation)
Suggestions for Use:
There are multiple uses for these puzzles. They can be organized and placed in centers. They can be solved independently or with a partner. They can be used for warm-ups, reviews, tutorials, or independent work. If used for independent work or homework, students could sort the cards and then glue down solutions to another piece of paper.
Easy Teacher Preparation:
Copy Puzzle Cards onto Cardstock. Cut each page into its twelve square pieces, and put each set into a Ziploc bag for storage. Mini title pages are provided to tape to top of bag or store inside of bag with cards. The blank grid can be provided to students to use as a place mat.
By copying multiple versions of the same puzzle, you can easily differentiate the difficulty of the puzzles to meet the needs of your students while drawing very little attention to the fact that the difficulty level is varied.
Before pages are cut up, each page is it’s own answer key.
Texas and National Math Standards
TEKS 5.1B The student uses place value to read, write, compare, and order decimals through the thousandths place (CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3a and CCSS 5.NBT.A.3b)
TEKS 5.3.A: The student uses addition and subtraction to solve problems involving whole numbers and decimals (CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.7)
TEKS 5.4: The student estimates to determine reasonable results. (CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.4)