12 Fifth Grade Math Games for Teaching Fractions, Decimals, and More

  1. Fraction Bingo: Create Bingo cards with different fractions on each square. Call out fractions and have students mark the corresponding squares on their cards. The first student to get a Bingo wins!
  1. Decimal War: Divide students into pairs and give each pair a deck of playing cards without face cards. Each student flips over two cards and creates a decimal number using the two cards. The student with the higher decimal wins the round.
  1. Fraction Memory: Create a set of fraction cards with various representations of fractions. Place the cards face down on a table and have students take turns flipping over two cards at a time, trying to find a matching pair of equivalent fractions.
  1. Decimals on a Number Line: Provide students with a number line and a set of decimal cards. Have them place the decimal cards on the number line in the correct order. This game helps students visualize the relative values of decimals.
  1. Fraction Dominoes: Create a set of dominoes with fractions on one side and their decimal equivalents on the other side. Students take turns matching the fractions and decimals to create a chain of dominoes.
  1. Decimal Dash: Create a game board with different decimal numbers. Using dice, students move their game pieces along the board, adding and subtracting decimals as they go. The first student to reach the end wins!
  1. Fraction Puzzles: Cut out different fraction representations and their decimal equivalents. Mix them up and have students match the fractions to their decimal equivalents to complete the puzzles.
  1. Decimal Bingo: Similar to Fraction Bingo, but with decimal numbers. Students mark the corresponding decimals on their Bingo cards as they are called out. The first student to get a Bingo wins!
  1. Fraction War: Divide students into pairs and give each pair a set of fraction cards. Students take turns flipping over two cards and comparing the fractions. The player with the higher fraction wins the round.
  1. Decimal Sort: Provide students with a set of decimal cards. Have them sort the cards into different categories, such as tenths, hundredths, and thousandths. This activity helps students practice identifying the place value of decimals.
  1. Fraction War with Mixed Numbers: Similar to Fraction War, but with mixed numbers. Students compare and order the mixed numbers based on their values.
  1. Decimal Round-Up: Give each student a set of decimal cards and a target decimal number. Students have to choose the cards that will add up to the closest value to the target number without going over. The student with the closest sum wins!

These math games make learning fractions, decimals, and more engaging and interactive for fifth-grade students. They help reinforce important concepts while making learning fun.

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