Do your students want to zap zombies? Here are 22 task cards for a math center to help meet Common Core State Standards.
It is suggested that teachers print on cardstock; cut apart cards; laminate; and have students use vis-à-vis pens or dry erase markers to record answers.
Decide on an operation working with decimals you want your students to practice – adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
If you are adding or multiplying the instructions are easy because of the commutative property. Simply take the number in the center and add it to or multiply it by the 4 numbers in the next layer of the target and record your answers in the blank spaces.
If you are subtracting, you must first compare the number in the center with the other numbers before deciding which can be subtracted from the other. Again, record answers in the blank spaces.
If you are dividing, these were created specifically for that task in my own classroom. The number in the center is the dividend and the four other numbers are the divisors. Record the quotients in the blank spaces.
I’ve included 4 different pages (based on the operation) for student directions as well to make the practice seem more like a “game” to keep them engaged. Print these directions pages on cardstock, laminate, and include with cards at the center.
I hope this will be a fun and engaging way to practice operations with decimals.
Includes 8 bonus cards where students must find the correct answer in order to ZAP the zombie (with answer key).