- Mazes – Adding and Subtracting Decimals Digital Activity + Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Digital Activity
- Knockout Games
- Decimal Operations Escape Room Digital Activity
- Digital Activity for Decimal Operations (Riddle)
- Kahoot – Adding and Subtracting Decimals
- Kahoot – Multiply and Divide Decimals
- Math Playground – Hungry Puppy
- Decimals Spin-Off Game
When we start using decimals, I’ve noticed that a lot of students’ confidence in math increases. Lots of kids think math is going to be harder when a decimal point shows up. Everyone will enjoy math as long as your class has a solid foundation, in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
You have a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to your students when they will use math in the real world by teaching decimal operations. Your students are going to quickly understand that the material they are learning has a purpose, from word problems to actual life situations. Students who have a solid understanding of decimals also have a solid understanding of fractions.
You’ll find a variety of different decimal operations-related activities in this post. These eight resources will cut down on your planning time and give your students a variety of ways to demonstrate their knowledge. Let’s get started and add a few fresh games and pastimes to your repertoire.
1. Mazes – Adding and Subtracting Decimals Digital Activity + Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Digital Activity
Mazes are a fantastic way to increase practice for your students in a fun way. Students adore the idea of navigating a maze. Mazes can be used for homework, exit tickets, formative assessments, bell work, and more. There are no restrictions on how you can use mazes in your classroom!
There are three distinct mazes included in each digital activity maze for you to use. You can use these two sources effectively throughout any decimal unit. Because all you have to do is print, mazes are one of our favorite games.
I like to keep a few copies of multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting on hand. You never know when they might be useful! Additionally, students will benefit from using them again for cyclical review later on in the year.
2. Knockout Games
Playing knockout games is a great way to review material with the entire class. The way you play this game with your class can be very flexible. Students can easily use their own whiteboards or answer sheets while the game board is projected onto a board. This is also a great way to identify which students still need to practice and which ones need to be given more difficult material.
There are three decimal knockout games available due to a large number of possible math operation combinations. The decimal operations knockout game has problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
3. Decimal Operations Escape Room Digital Activity
Do you have any experience with escape rooms? You should definitely visit them to see why they are so beloved if you haven’t already. I adore escape rooms because they push you to think creatively and are fantastic for team building. Students enjoy our escape rooms because they are attempting to solve a puzzle. You’re going to adore this entertaining resource!
Students must resolve six mixed operation puzzles #1. They will use the decoder to discover the six-letter passcode once they have the right answers. Students are also required to respond to six mixed-operation problems in puzzle #2, and the solution is used to deduce a five-letter passcode.
Six additional mixed operation problems are found on the last page, puzzle #3. Students must arrange the answers in order of least to greatest after discovering all six solutions in order to determine the final passcode. Students must correctly identify the item, the thief, and the scene of the theft in order to “leave” the escape room.
4. Digital Activity for Decimal Operations (Riddle)
The adage “Practice makes perfect” is well known. When it comes to math, this adage couldn’t be more accurate. Your students can quickly practice a few decimal operation problems with our collection of riddles. Riddles can be projected onto a board or printed for each student individually.
There are 8 problems to be solved for each riddle. To determine the answer to the question “What room has no windows or doors?” students will add and subtract decimals. Your 6th graders will need to multiply and divide decimals in order to determine the answer to the question, “What is an alien’s favorite sport?” Depending on the requirements of your students, there are numerous ways you can use riddles.
5. Kahoot – Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Because students are so competitive and eager to get the right answers, Kahoot is a fantastic, free resource! The use of this game in the classroom doesn’t require 1:1 device access. I’ve discovered that using Kahoot with students in pairs or groups helps everyone improve their mathematical abilities.
There are nine decimal addition and subtraction problems in this game. The emphasis is on place value and comprehending the steps because the numbers aren’t very big. This version is my favorite because each problem features a clever math pun involving decimals. This would be a fantastic exercise to start off your unit on decimal operations!
6. Kahoot – Multiply and Divide Decimals
There are eight questions in this Kahoot version that involve multiplication and division with decimals. Even though the game is brief, your students will need time to respond to each question, so plan accordingly. After the weekend or after a long break, playing this game is a great way to refresh yourself.
7. Math Playground – Hungry Puppy
An excellent source for online math games is Math Playground.
Students practice adding decimals in Hungry Puppy while competing to be the fastest puppy. Your student will choose a name and a color for their puppy when they log in. The center will have a number with bones encircling it.
Additionally, each bone bears a number. The objective is to click on the two bones to produce the middle number. Students must act quickly because they are competing against a computer!
8. Decimals Spin-Off Game
Although this game is suggested for fifth graders, it can still be used in a sixth-grade classroom. This game can help you determine what your students have learned and can recall from the previous year at the start of your unit. Additionally, it gives students the chance to become more comfortable using decimals and operations.
With this spin-off game, your class could engage in a variety of activities. 15 questions must be answered. Start by spinning the wheel, then hit the stop button. The number of points to be earned is whatever the hand lands on. The following exercise is an additional problem with four potential solutions.