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# Dividing with Decimals – Word Problem Task Cards

• Updated:  20 Feb 2024

Sharpen decimal division skills while solving a variety of word problems with this set of 24 task cards.

• Editable:  Google Slides

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  9 Pages

• Grades:  5 - 6

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teaching resource

# Dividing with Decimals – Word Problem Task Cards

• Updated:  20 Feb 2024

Sharpen decimal division skills while solving a variety of word problems with this set of 24 task cards.

• Editable:  Google Slides

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  9 Pages

• Grades:  5 - 6

Sharpen decimal division skills while solving a variety of word problems with this set of 24 task cards.

## Looking for Decimal Division Word Problems?

Roxie is making hair bows to sell to her friends. She has earned \$67.20. If she sold each bow for \$1.40, how many bows has she sold?

Mia has been selling tickets to a school concert. So far, she has sold 25 tickets. This has made the school \$312.50. How much did each ticket cost?

If your students are confident with the strategies they can use to divide decimals by whole numbers or other decimals, they might be ready to apply these skills to word problems.

This set of task cards has been designed by our expert teacher team to help students practice their decimal division skills. Each card features a different problem, presented in a clear and simple format, with real-world examples to make the concepts more relatable. The set includes 24 cards in total, with varying levels of difficulty to challenge students of different abilities.

These task cards can be used for classroom or independent practice, small group instruction or as a formative assessment. They are perfect for helping students develop problem-solving skills and building confidence in their math abilities. The task cards also encourage students to think critically and apply their knowledge of dividing with decimals to real-life situations.

This resource downloads as a printable PDF or editable Google Slides version. In addition to the question cards, it includes an answer key and a student recording sheet.

## Multiple Uses for These Decimal Division Word Problems

These decimal division word problem task cards can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. You might like to use them in the following ways:

1. Math Centers – Create math centers in your classroom. At one of these stations, place the task cards and some recording sheets in a dry erase sleeve. Encourage students to work through the cards at their own place.
2. Group Challenge – Divide the class into mixed-ability teams. Project the task cards onto your interactive whiteboard, one at a time. Have the students work together as a group to calculate the answer to each division question.
3. Exit Tickets – Use these cards as a formative assessment or exit ticket after your lesson on decimal division. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note or their notebook.

## Download and Prepare These Word Problems with Division of Decimals

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

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