If you are anything like me and hate to test prep but you also know it is important to review key standards before the test, then you will love this Jedi Master Challenge! I designed this fun challenge to encourage students to practice multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals. This is perfect for reinforcing standards 5.3B 5.3C 5.3D 5.3E 5.3F and 5.3G. Here is how it works!
•First partner up the kids or make trios and assign them a character to use as a people mover on the board. (page 7-8 of the download) You can set up five sections on your board- Youngling, Padawan, Jedi Knight, Jedi Master, Jedi Master Challenge Completed. (pg.9-12) I have included these titles for you to display on the board as well as people movers to assign to each of the groups. (page 12 shows you my board)
•Next each group receives the Youngling Challenge. Encourage students to use scratch paper for their work. You can also give the group a dry erase board and dry erase markers to save paper. Students must work together to complete the challenge. Everyone must have the work to continue onto the next challenge.
•When students are done with that challenge you will need to check their work (answer key is included) and if they are correct they can move their people mover to the next challenge on the board.
•Next is the Padawan Challenge, then the Jedi Knight Challenge and finally the Jedi Master Challenge.
The Youngling Challenge focuses on whole number multiplication with 3 digits by 2 digit multiplication and also whole number division, 2 digits into 4 digits.
The Padawan Challenge focuses on models of decimal multiplication and division.
The Jedi Knight Challenge focuses on decimal multiplication with a limit of 2 decimal movements. It also focuses on decimal division by whole numbers.
The Jedi Master is a more rigorous look at these standards through word problems.
I have also included grids to help your students practice that place value when they bubble!
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