Students play a game of “Snakes and Ladders” to practice solving multiplication and division of decimals word problems. After choosing a problem card, students roll the die and solve the problem using base ten blocks, a calculator, a standard algorithm or a sketch, based of the roll. If they get the correct answer, they can advance on the game board.
The game is played with a group and all partners solve all of the problems, so there is plenty of practice. If you have them, you can use the game boards from Chutes and Ladders games, or just use the game board provided.
This activity includes:
Directions for the game
24 problem cards
Snakes and Ladders game board
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