Studying "ordering decimals" or do your kids just need a little review of comparing decimals by listing them from greatest to least? They are sure to enjoy this "Order Up!" fast food themed decimal game.
Although students are NOT using the <,>,signs in the game, this game should help students when making comparisons when using those symbols. It will help reinforce which decimals are larger and smaller/ least and greatest.
How does the game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will then list the three decimals in order from greatest to least.
The decimals used are to the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. Their partner will check the answer on the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 3 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
An example of three numbers to compare included on the game board are: List the following in order fro greatest to least: 685.368 ; 658.823 ; 658.326
NOTE: This is a black/white game with black line graphics. There is NOT a color copy included. When I created this for my own class, I decided to make something that took few copies, something that would save my ink, something that had easy directions, and was very little prep work. :-)
This comparing decimals game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
Please look closely at the thumbnails and preview to make sure the decimals I chose will work for you.
For this game, you will need a dice, game markers, the game board, the answer key, and possibly notebook paper.
Your students are sure to have fun as they play.
Find other 5th Grade Math Games using these links:
■ Multiply and Divide Decimals by Powers of 10
■ Decimals Expanded Form Game
■ Decimals Place Value Game
■ Adding Decimals and Subtracting Decimals Game
■ Ordering Decimals Game
■ Rounding Decimals Game
■ Algebraic Expressions Game
■ Exponents Game
■ Multiplying Decimals Game
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.