Use this board game to encourage friendly competition while practicing how to subtract decimals with visual models.
Practice Subtracting Decimals with a Board Game!
Are your students in need of additional practice with understanding how base-ten blocks can be used to represent decimal subtraction problems? Teach Starter has created a printable board game you can use with your 5th-grade students. Students will practice looking at a set of base-ten blocks, determine the equation, and find the difference.
When using base-ten blocks to represent decimals, it is important to remember the following:
- A flat represents 1 whole
- A rod represents 1 tenth
- A unit cube represents 1 hundredth
This board game provides a fun and interactive way to practice and reinforce how to represent decimal subtraction problems with base-ten blocks while also encouraging teamwork and friendly competition.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
Use this board game to enhance learning through guided math groups or as a math center activity.
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 extra support, provide them with physical base-ten blocks to represent subtraction problems.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
For students who need a challenge, encourage them to create their own decimal subtraction problem and draw the base-ten blocks to solve.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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Use this worksheet when teaching your students how to model adding and subtracting decimals with base-10 blocks.
Use these worksheets when teaching your students how to model subtracting decimals with base-10 blocks.
Use base-ten blocks to model decimal subtraction with this match-up activity.
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