Description
Are your students struggling to master multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of 10? Incorporate these 6 math centers into your unit plans to help your students practice powers of ten. 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 100+ problems to practice multiplying and dividing powers of 10 with these six math centers.
Ways to Use in Your Classroom:

Centers during Powers of Ten 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 24 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.
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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 challengebased 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!
Standard Covered:
5.NBT.A.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use wholenumber exponents to denote powers of 10.
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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Questions or comments? Please email me at: chloecampbelleducation@gmail.com
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