teaching resource

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Match-Up

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 Oct 2023

Solve equations involving multiplication and division of decimals with this match-up activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  5 - 6

teaching resource

Multiplying and Dividing Decimals Match-Up

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 Oct 2023

Solve equations involving multiplication and division of decimals with this match-up activity.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  5 - 6

Solve equations involving multiplication and division of decimals with this match-up activity.

Multiplying and Dividing with Decimals

Are your students learning how to represent decimal multiplication and division with models? Whether it is a number line, bar model, or 10×10 grid, models help students conceptualize the skill that they are working on. Teach Starter has created a resource for you to use with your students when practicing how to multiply and divide decimals.

There are 12 numerical expression cards, each with a matching solution card and model card. Students solve the expressions, analyze the models to determine matches, and record the card numbers on the student recording sheet.

The goal of this activity is to practice representing and solving one-step equations involving multiplication and division with whole numbers and decimals.

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 match-up activity to enhance learning through guided math groups or whole class lessons. 

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 needing support, remove a few sets to allow for fewer matches to manage. Allow the use of a calculator, completed examples, and notes. Work one-on-one or with a peer tutor. Have students check with the teacher before recording a match.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Ask students needing a challenge to make a second model of another type for each numerical expression. For example, if a number line is shown, the students could draw an area model, a strip diagram, or another model of their choosing.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white 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. 

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 Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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