Decimal Place Value Game: “Bigger is Better –or- Less is Best!”
5th Grade• 1 Hour Lesson and Game
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Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Type: 1 Hour Lesson and Game
Skills: Decimal Place Value Through the Thousandths Place: Value of Digits and Comparing Numbers
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, pencils, document camera or whiteboard, small paper clip (1 per group to be used with “Spinner Sheet”), If unable to print “Spinner Sheet,” 10-sided dice and/or coin to flip
Printable Resources: Optional: “Bigger is Better –or- Less is Best! Comparing Sheet” (a few copies per pair); Optional: “Spinner Sheet” (1 copy per group)
Lesson Plan Description
Fifth Grade 1 hour lesson addressing Numbers in Base-Ten: decimal place value through the thousandths place, expanded form, and comparing decimals (5.NBT.3). This game is designed for students with a basic knowledge of how to compare decimals. Students will they will play a game where they will create six-digit numbers through the thousandths place. In this game they will need to use their knowledge of the value of digit in various places to accurately determine which player’s number is greater. They won’t know if it is better to have a larger or smaller number until after they spin the wheel!
**The content of this lesson is derived from a portion of the Half Day Lesson Plan: Place Value Through the Thousandths Place: Expanded Form and Comparing Decimals. Purchasing both this 1 hour and the half day plan, will result in duplicate content.