Magnet races are similar to good old-fashioned board races with chalk and are loads of fun!
In this game students work as teams. Each student is given a cutout of a certain digit, the decimal point, or the negative sign with a magnet on the back. It is that student's responsibility to "race" to the board and place that piece in the answer space if it is a part of the answer. Instead of writing the problems on the chalkboard/whiteboard, students solve a problem on paper and then "race" to the board to represent the answer.
Download the preview and read over the "Teacher Notes & Instructions" to see the specifics.
Objective: Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide with positive and negative rational numbers in decimal form.
-Teacher Notes & Instructions
-Digits, decimal point, and negative sign for making game pieces
By the way...once the game pieces are made you will not have to do it again when you purchase another Magnet Race game. :)
Magnet Races: Rational Number Calculations with Positive & Negative Decimals
by Activities by Jill
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