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Dividing with Decimals – Word Problem Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 5 - 6

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

Decimal Division Practice

This set of task cards is designed to help students practice solving dividing with decimals word problems. 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 and can be used for small group instruction or as a formative assessment. They are perfect for helping students develop problem-solving skills and build 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.

The set also includes an answer key and a student recording sheet. They are appropriate for students in upper elementary and middle school.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of task cards to enhance learning through guided math groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

For students who need additional support, provide them with a multiplication chart to help with basic facts. Additionally, invite students to reference anchor charts and posters to help students recall the steps of dividing with decimals. 

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to sequence their answers from least to greatest.

🛴 Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, “SCOOT!” Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. 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. 

Check out some of our additional resources that cover dividing decimals!

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. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in the corner of each to place them on a binder ring. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

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

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