Are your students struggling to master adding and subtracting decimals? Incorporate these 8 math centers into your unit plans to help your students practice adding and subtracting decimals. Each game only requires a few sheets of paper and are low prep. Each math review center also each has a recording sheet to hold students accountable. Students will solve over 200+ problems to practice adding and subtracting decimals with these eight math centers.
Includes Adding and Subtracting Decimals:
- Plan a Sweet Treat Party Project Based Learning
- Board Game
- Matching Game
- Task Cards
- Adding Decimals Spin and Answer Activity
- Subtracting Decimals Spin and Answer Activity
- Adding Decimals Differentiated & Leveled Problems
- Subtracting Decimal Differentiated & Leveled Problems
Ways to Use in Your Classroom:
- Centers during decimals lessons
- Workstations to use throughout the school year as spiral review
- Engaging morning work activities
- Early finisher activities
- Whole group practice
- Perfect to leave with a substitute
- Send home to engage students’ families
Tips for Playing the Math Games:
- Read the directions to the students and model how to play.
- Be prepared with dice/spinner and game pieces for each player (paperclips, pencil top erasers, pieces from another game, etc.)
- Every student should solve every problem – not just the person who rolls.
- Create groups of 2-4 students. The lower number of students means the more focused students are while playing.
- Remind students that the focus is not playing the game but that’s just an added bonus! The focus should be on practicing math skills.
- Show students how to compare and discuss answers. Did you both get the same answer? If students get different answers, ask them to solve the problem using a different strategy or help coach each other through the problem.
Do your students need math practice? Students will be playing a game and will often forget that they are even practicing math skills! Research shows that challenge-based gamification in the classroom leads to an increase of 34.755% in student performance (ScienceDirect, 2020).
The best part? Your students will quickly learn the instructions to play the spin and answer games and will get right to work on playing (and practicing) their math skills. This resource is easy to use and requires very little prep. It’s also printer friendly so you’ll only use black ink!
5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Here’s what other teachers have to say about these highly engaging math games…
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great resource that made learning fun!”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fun! I used this as a partner activity and the kids loved it.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “We made games for the class and invited parents in to play the game with their child.”
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