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Comparing Decimals – Bump Game

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  4

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  5

Compare decimals through the thousandths place with a comparing decimals game designed for 5th-grade students.

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Being able to compare numbers is a skill that students learn at a very early age. They learn about the different place values (ones, tens, hundreds, etc.) in order to accurately compare whole numbers. Once students are familiar with whole number comparisons, they begin to use these skills to compare decimals. This skill is usually something that students work on around 5th grade, and they are expected to compare decimals through the thousandths place. 

Teach Starter has created a fun Bump game for your students to play during your place value unit. This resource comes with three different game boards (as noted by the number in the upper right-hand corner).

How to Play Our Bump! Game!

The first player will roll their dice and add the digits together. The player will find the matching value on the BUMP game board and solve the problem. Find the answer and cover it up with a game piece. 

The next player will take the same steps as the first player. If the answer already has a game piece on it, the player can bump the piece off of the board and replace it with his or her own game piece. If the same player places two game pieces on a value, this space is locked and cannot be bumped off.

Through this activity, students will show they can compare decimals through the thousandths place.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to partner work time, use this decimal game to enhance learning through guided math groups or math centers. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place the game boards a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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