Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade Math Games For Teachers

Bonnie Adama has created a resource of 112 games proven in the classroom to help your fifth and sixth graders learn basic math skills. With these skills, your students will be well on their way to success in 5th and 6th grade math.

The games cover these important areas in 5th and 6th grade math:

• Addition, Place Value, and Rounding
• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
• Multiple Operations
• Decimals
• Integers
• Fractions
• Money
• Coordinates

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Here is a sample game that I have found very effective when working with fifth and sixth graders:

Decimals are a challenge for fifth and sixth graders. “Do Your Decimals” is one of several games available which helps students practice adding decimals.

Do Your Decimals

What you need:
- 2 players
- deck of cards, 10’s removed
- 1 die
- paper, pencil

Shuffle cards and place them face down in a pile.

Players draw three cards and make a three-digit number.

Even numbers are whole numbers.
Odd numbers are decimals.

Example: Player #1 draws a 7, 4, and 9. He writes it on his paper as 4.79 or 4.97

Players draw three more cards and arrange them as they did their first set (even numbers are whole numbers, odd numbers are decimals.)

Example: Player #1 draws three more cards and gets 6, 2, and 5. He writes it as 62.5 or 26.5

Players add their two numbers together.

Example: Player #1

    4.97
+62.5  
  67.47

Both players turn over three new cards per turn after the first round and both continue to add these three new cards to their last score.

The winner is the player who is closest to 500 or 1000 without exceeding it.

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