This match covers words problems that involve different types of dividing decimals. In some cases the decimal is only in the dividend or divisor. In other problems the decimal is in both the dividend and divisor. Yet, in other problems the remainder needs to be a decimal, or the answer is less than one.There are a great variety of situations and truly tests the students’ ability to differentiate the total or dividend in each problem. Students will cut apart the different strips and match each of the 12 different word problems with the correct answer. This is an excellent self-checking activity that allows students to practice this important skill. They love finding a match and find great relief when they get one of the answers. This is a flexible activity that could be used in partners, tables, or individuals. It can serve as practice, a warm up, homework, or even a formative quiz. The possibilities are endless.
As an added bonus, I have included a 3 question quiz that can be given to students after they finish the matching activity to test what they have been practicing. Each of the three questions represents a different dividing situation and decimal type.