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]]>This set of puzzles is **designed for use with Google Slides**. This means you can easily assign it in Google Classroom for your students to complete.

If you are meeting virtually, you might want to **start by completing puzzle #1 together**. This will give you a chance to explain the puzzles to your students and talk through how they might determine the missing number.

Although students might begin by randomly guessing numbers and testing to see if they work, encourage them to **ask questions** or **examine the equation** first to see if they can **use logical reasoning** to determine the missing number.

They can then **drag the number tiles** to the missing number spaces to complete the equation and make it true. *(Be sure your slides are in ‘edit’ mode and not ‘present’ mode).*

On each puzzle, there will be **exactly one possible solution**, and **numbers do not repeat**. For example, if you use 4 as one of the missing numbers, the other must be something other than 4.

This pdf download includes a link to a **set of Google Slides**. There are **5 puzzles included**, so you can assign them all to your students at once, or you can just assign one at a time.

When you click the access link, you will be asked to ‘**Make a Copy**‘ of the resource. Be sure to do that so that you have **a copy for yourself** that has **pieces that move**.

You can then rename your copy if you want and assign the slides to your students.

These puzzles can be used in a variety of ways with your students, depending on your needs. **Here are some ideas for you:**

- Whole class warm-up or number talk
- A fun review of order of operations
- An early finisher challenge
- A substitute activity
- A partner or small group activity

If you enjoy this resource, you may like the full puzzle collection.

The full set includes **20 different puzzles**-10 with **exactly one solution** and 10 with **multiple possible solutions**-in both **digital and printer-friendly formats**. It also includes a complete **answer key**.

**Buy the Missing Number Puzzles: Order of Operation HERE!**

I hope this provides a fun and unique challenge for your students! Grab the FREE sample by going to my shop at the link below.

**Need more practice with order or operations? Check out the resources below:**

- Order of Operations Error Analysis | Digital Challenges
- Order of Operations Pumpkin Matching Puzzles | Shared at 123Homeschool4Me.com

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]]>While tutoring some middle school students during the summer, I wanted to make sure they had a deep understanding of ratios, proportions, unit rate and percent before heading on to high school. These math topics can often be rushed or skipped over or relegated to a mere formula without deep conceptual understanding. To help prevent that, I believe they are **best seen in real world contexts**, forcing students to think about what they actually mean. To make the tasks a bit more engaging than simple word problems, I formed them into “would you rather…?” type questions. I hope this set of **ratio & percent tasks** is useful for your middle school students!

Making sense of the world around us or making decisions in everyday life often involves ratios, unit rate or percent.

When we have two options at the store (regular size or jumbo size), it’s helpful to compare the unit rate costs to see what is the better value.

If we have two different coupons (a dollar amount or a percent), we need to be able to calculate these discounts to see which is the better offer.

This is the basis of this set of “would you rather…?” tasks. Providing students with real world scenarios and forcing them to think about which is the better option using math and logical reasoning.

These tasks are designed for **digital use in Google Slides**, meaning you can assign them in Google Classroom.

Each slide includes a “would you rather…?” type of question for students to consider.

Each slide also has a set of questions to **help students think about the situation** from different vantage points.

They do not necessarily have to answer all of these questions on their slide, but they might use one of them to form their answer.

You can then **use these as a springboard for whole class discussions** or to lead to other questions or scenarios to consider.

Each slide then has a large space for students to **type in their choice and their reasoning for that choice**.

If you would prefer, you can always **print the slides out** from Google Slides and have your students write the answer in.

To do this, **copy the slides** into your Google Drive using the link in the download.

Then **delete the text box** from each slide that says, “Type your answer here!”

Then go to **File–>Print** to select your print settings.

*If you love this idea and would like to incorporate these tasks all year, check out the complete set! This includes 20 different tasks in both digital as well as printer-friendly formats, along with possible answers for each task.*

If you’re ready to try these out, use the link below to grab the sample task set from my shop! This will provide you with **a pdf download that includes the following**:

**Directions and access link**to**5 Would You Rather…? tasks**for Google Slide- Directions for
**assigning**the slides in Google Classroom **Teaching tips**and ideas for use

I hope this is a fun and meaningful resource for your students!

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]]>Mathematics is often referred to as the science of patterns. Noticing patterns in numbers, operations and the world around us is what math is all about. So I love finding unique ways to practice looking for patterns with my kids. These **triangle pattern puzzles** introduce the idea of a function or ‘rule’ in a fun and non-threatening way, while challenging kids to **see patterns and practice basic operations**. Once kids determine the ‘rule’ of the puzzle they can solve for the missing number. It’s such a fun and unique challenge, they won’t even realize they’re doing math!

Each puzzle shows **three triangles**.

The numbers in the triangle (the top, left and right values) **follow a particular rule** to give the solution in the **middle** of the triangle.

The goal is for students to figure out **what operations they can use to get the middle number**.

For example, in puzzle #1, the numbers in the first triangle are 12, 6, & 3 and the solution in the middle is 9. Using addition & subtraction, we can use the triangle numbers to find the solution: 12 – 6 + 3 = 9.

To test this pattern, we can follow the same rule with the middle triangle to see if the rule holds true. This gives us: 8 – 4 + 2 = 6 (*this is true, so we have a pattern*).

Following this pattern, we can now **find the missing number in the last triangle**: 6 – 3 + 1 = **4**.

To **write a general rule for this pattern**, we can use the letters *T* (for the top number), *L* (for the bottom left number) and *R* (for the bottom right number).

**This makes the rule for this pattern:** *T – L + R*

An **additional example, with directions** is included in the Google Slides resource, helping to clarify the directions for students (especially if you are not completing these together in person).

This free download includes **5 different pattern puzzles in a digital format**. By grabbing the Google Slides, you can assign one or more puzzles in Google Classroom or you can display it virtually with your class to discuss as a whole group.

To complete them, there is space on each slide for students to **type a general rule** to represent the pattern they see and **a box to type in the missing number**.

Each of these 5 puzzles can be solved **using only addition & subtraction**.

An** answer key** is also included.

These would make fun **math warm-ups** or **weekly puzzle challenges**. You could also use these as **enrichment** for advanced students or **early finishers**.

**Note:** Although these are meant to be a no-print activity, where students type the rule and missing number onto each slide, * you can print the slides out if you prefer*.

To do this, **make a copy** of the resource in your Google Drive.

Then **delete the text box on each slide** where it says “Type your rule here.”

Then go to** File–>Print** and select your print settings.

If you and your students enjoy these math challenges, you may be interested in the **whole set of puzzles**.

The complete set **includes 20 different puzzles** that increase in difficulty.

These incorporate **more math operations** (multiplication & division), a “**create you own puzzle**” challenge and come in **both digital + printer-friendly formats**.

**Learn more about the set of Triangle Pattern Puzzles HERE**

To try out this sample set of triangle pattern puzzles, *use the link below to grab it from my shop*!

**And find more missing number puzzles at the links below:**

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]]>One of my favorite ways to encourage rich math discussions and challenge students to think deeply about the math they’re learning is with **an error analysis task**. This means you present students with a math problem that has already been solved or has some steps worked out, and students analyze the steps and solution to determine if it was solved correctly. One math concept that often requires a lot of practice and review (since it comes up again and again throughout many years of math study) is order of operations. Hopefully this set of **order of operations error analysis challenges** provide a different way for students to practice.

This free sample includes **8 different tasks** called, *“Is It True?”*

On each Google Slide, an expression has been evaluated and solution given. Students must analyze the steps used to **determine if order of operations was followed correctly**.

There is then space for them to share their answer and explain their reasoning.

The goal is to address common mistakes and misconceptions in an engaging, but non-threatening way. Although I think it is beneficial for students to analyze and correct their own mistakes, sometimes that can feel *overwhelming or personal*. By presenting a random problem, students are ‘outsiders looking in’ and the anxiety level is lowered.

In addition, I intentionally included **some correct answers** so that students actually take time to think through the steps. *Is the solution true? Does it follow order of operations?* I don’t want them to always assume it must be wrong.

These tasks were designed for **students in grades 5 and 6**, who are just learning and needing lots of review. Some expressions include exponents, but others don’t making them doable for 5th graders.

*If you love this set of rich math tasks, you may like the complete collection. The full set includes 20 Order of Operations Error Analysis Tasks in both a digital (Google Slides) format as well as a convenient printer-friendly format.*

**Learn more about the Complete Order of Operations Set Here!**

These tasks are **designed to be used in Google Slides** and can be assigned in Google Classroom.

When you download the product from my shop, you will be given **a pdf file** with an **access link** to the digital slides.

To use and assign them, you will **first need to make a copy of the slides** (it should prompt you to do this immediately). You will then have your own copy in your Google Drive that you can assign to students (*although you may want to send them just 2-3 tasks at a time rather than all 8*).

Once you send your students a copy, they will be able to **type directly onto each slide**.

**Directions**and Google Slides**access link**- Directions for
**assigning**in Google Classroom **Ideas**for incorporating these tasks**Answer key**

- Daily Warm-Up
- Substitute activity
- Entry/exit ticket
- Partner challenge or pair-share-check activity
- Early finisher challenge

However you incorporate these into your lessons, I hope it is a fun challenge for kids and a meaningful math task for you! **Use the link below to grab this set FREE in my shop**.

*Want to incorporate more error analysis tasks or have students correct their mistakes? My set of templates can be used and adapted by kids of all ages to make sense of mistakes and learn from them. Includes classroom posters and discussion guide as well!*

**Buy the Set of Error Analysis Templates Here!**

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]]>Once kids have learned how to **add and subtract with large numbers** and understand the concept of regrouping, they still need extra practice and review. This is just one of those fundamental math skills that kids need to **practice and understand deeply** so they can move on to more challenging concepts. But that doesn’t mean we have to assign tedious or boring worksheets! Engage your kids with **missing number puzzles** that will help **strengthen their understanding** of regrouping and also provide necessary **skills practice**.

These puzzles take addition & subtraction practice to a higher level. Rather than simply giving kids two numbers to add or subtract, they are **given an equation with various digits missing**.

For instance, sometimes digits from the addends are missing and sometimes digits from the total sum are missing.

This requires kids to **actually think about what addition & subtraction means** and how certain digits could be made.

And because these are “puzzles” kids are more excited to try them and solve them. It’s not a math problem–*it’s a challenging puzzle*!

**I do suggest**, however, that because these require higher order thinking skills and may prove a bit challenging for some kids, you **only assign one or two puzzles at a time**.

Giving kids all 10 puzzles at once might feel overwhelming and cause them to give up before they even begin, which is not what we want!

This digital set of puzzles is **designed for Google Slides** so that you can use and assign them in Google Classroom.

This also allows kids to simply **drag and drop numbers around** to try and solve the puzzle, which is **fun and interactive** for kids.

*(Note: If you would rather print these out, you can open the slides and then select file–>print. Your kids could then write the missing numbers in.)*

This free download includes a set of **10 interactive puzzles** for Google Slides.

*This is part of my complete Missing Number Puzzles for Addition & Subtraction set, which includes 20 interactive puzzles for Google Slides and the same 20 puzzles in printer-friendly, half-page versions.*

*If you’d like the whole set of puzzles, learn more in my shop here!*

The free sample also **includes an answer key** for the 10 puzzles, along with **directions** for accessing the slides and assigning the puzzles in Google Classroom.

I hope your kids have fun with this set of **addition and subtraction puzzles**!

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]]>As we gear up for possibly the strangest, hardest back to school season any of us have ever seen, there are** unique needs** for teachers and students. As I discussed things with a teacher friend, I asked how I could help her prepare and meet the needs of students and one struggle she mentioned (that I’ve heard from so many others!) is that even if students can go back to school in person, they can’t share supplies. *There will be no passing around the base ten blocks or fraction tiles. No working together to model problems with ten frames and counting bears.* To help overcome this, I created a collection of **printable math manipulatives** so every child can have their own set.

***Please Note**: This post contains affiliate links which support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure here.

Why do kids need **math manipulatives and visuals**? Do these actually help, or does it just create busy work?

First of all, recent research has shown us that **our brain uses visual processing** portions of the brain when solving math problems. This is true even if we don’t draw a picture or use a visual diagram of some sort.

So I believe the more we can help kids **create a library of visuals** for their brain to use and draw from, the better they will be able to process, make connections & retain the math they learn.

Second, when kids are just beginning to learn concepts, there are so many math ideas that are very abstract. They’re not yet developmentally ready to jump to abstract ideas. So **using a manipulative or visual model** to show them the math is a tremendous stepping stone to **connecting to the abstract concept**.

Depending on the math skill you’re introducing or exploring, there are dozens of different manipulatives you might use.

Sometimes, this might be a large, **fancy set of blocks like these**.

Other times, it might simply be a **number path** or **number line**.

No matter what your needs are, I am sure you will find a printable version that you can use to make sense of math with your students in this **printable math manipulatives set**.

There are so many resources included here, so you can print only the options you need for your students. This includes:

- Base Ten Blocks
- Number Paths (1-100)
- Hundred Charts
- Number Lines (6 labeled, 2 blank)
- Place Value Mats + Tiles for Whole Numbers
- Decimal Place Value Mat + Tiles (tenths + hundredths)
- Five frame
- Ten frames (2 versions)
- Number Bonds (2 versions)
- Blank Multiplication Tables (2 versions)
- Multiplication Fact Bookmarks
- Fraction Tiles
- Clock

In addition, **each page is labeled** so you know what the manipulative is and how you might use it with your students.

It also **printable name labels** in **color and black and white** so you can label each students’ set. (*And no one will be sharing their supplies accidentally!*)

I designed the whole kit so that it can fit into a **plastic pencil case**. I purchased ours at Target, but they typically have them at the dollar store or Wal-Mart as well.

However, you could just as easily store each individual set in a **plastic, zip lock bag**.

I recommend printing all materials **on card stock paper** for durability. Using **different colors** also makes it easier to find various materials and see what goes together.

You may also want some **paper fasteners like these** to assemble the clock and multiplication facts bookmarks.

I simply **punched holes** in the corner of the bookmarks, stacked them together in order, and used the fastener to hold them together. I could then easily flip through the different sets as a reference.

For the clock, I **punched a small hole in the center of the clock** and the end of each hand and then stacked them on top of each other. Then I **inserted the fastener** to hold it all together. I was then able to move the hands around the clock easily.

Lastly, there are** two multiplication tables** included. One is the whole table (12×12), the other is split into 4 sections so that the individual sections will fit in a pencil box. Print whichever version works better for your students.

Also note that I **left these tables blank** so that students could fill them in (*as they learn the facts or as a review*). Then, they can **keep the table to use as a reference**.

Once all the materials are printed and assembled, put it together in a pencil box or zip lock bag and add the students name to it.

This is optional, but it might also be good to **add a couple of dice** and a **set of pencils**. *Then you’re students are all set to explore any math concept!*

**I hope this is a useful resource for you!**

Of course if you prefer, you might also like this collection of virtual math manipulatives. This includes online manipulatives that students can use on their computer or tablet with nothing to print out.

If you teach geometry, you might like this set of printable 3D shape nets to build a variety of 3D shapes.

Lastly, if you’re looking for recommendations for manipulatives to purchase, see my top picks in this post.

To grab this printable math set, *go to my shop at the link below*!

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]]>Rounding is one of those skills that can often be rushed or glossed over, but it is an essential skill. We want kids to be able to **estimate** and consider the **reasonableness** of their solutions, and often rounding to get a quick estimate is the best way to do that. Rounding can also help with mental math at the grocery store or the mall or a restaurant, allowing them to **estimate costs quickly and easily**. If your kids struggle with rounding or just need a quick review, this set of **rounding practice boom cards** is perfect.

This set of skills practice boom cards includes 4 digit whole numbers for kids to practice rounding.

There are **15 boom cards included**, covering the following skills:

- Rounding to the nearest 10
- Rounding to the nearest 100
- Rounding to the nearest 1000

Often, kids struggle with determining what two numbers the given number is between. By including a variety of problems in one set, kids will have to pay close attention to what the question is asking (for instance, do they round to the nearest 10 or 100?).

For example, say the number is **1,465**.

Rounding to the nearest *ten* means, is this number closer to **1,460** or **1,470**?

However, if it said round to the nearest *hundred*, you would consider if it is closer to 1,400 or 1,500.

Students have to **pay close attention to the question** before they round the number, because there are always different ways to round.

If your kids are struggling with this skill, consider providing blank number lines for them to place each number.

They can then think about **where the number fits on the number line** in relation to other numbers to help them round.

To solve each problem, students simply **tap an answer on the given boom card** and they will get **immediate feedback** as to whether or not they rounded correctly.

This rounding practice activity is a **digital math activity** that your students can complete on a computer or tablet. *There is nothing to print out.*

There are several benefits of using this and the Boom Learning Platform, if this is new to you.

First, as I mentioned, there’s **nothing to print out**. This will **save you the prep time** and **save your paper and ink**.

Second, because this is digital, there’s **instant feedback**. Students see right away, question by question **if they got the answer right or not**.

Third, if you set up an account and classroom in the Boom Learning platform, **you can also access reports to get instant feedback on how your students did**. This again saves you time, because you don’t have to grade their practice. You can get a quick snapshot of how they did with the rounding practice, and if they need to try again.

Even if you don’t have a classroom set up, you can still share a link to the boom cards with your students through Google classroom, email or another learning platform. They can then practice and get feedback themselves, but you won’t be able to see a report of how they did.

Sign up for an account on Boom Learning here.

If you don’t need a report, you can create **a ‘fast play’ pin link** to share with students.

To begin, go to **your library**.

Then, click the **‘Action’ button** on the set of boom cards you would like to share with students.

From the dropdown menu, select **‘Fast Pin.’**

Click the ‘**generate pin**‘ button and you will be given a unique link to share with students. Please note: this link will only be valid for 14 days, so don’t grab this link until you’re ready to assign it to students.

**Highlight and copy the link** you’re given, and then share that link via whatever platform you are using to assign work to your students.

I hope this provides a fun, quick and easy way to practice **rounding skills with whole numbers**!

Ready to get started? Click the link below to grab this set of **rounding boom cards** from the Boom Learning Platform.

**Interested in a printable rounding game instead?**

Try this Swim Meet Rounding Race Board Game!

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]]>Telling time is such an important real life math skill, that I am always looking for easy ways to help my kids practice. I want them to feel confident understanding time & elapsed time, whether they are using a digital clock or an analog clock. This set of **telling time & elapsed time digital Boom Cards** is a fun way to review these skills. Kids love the instant feedback of knowing whether they got it right or not, and you will love how easy they are to prep! No printing or cutting-just assign the deck to your students and you’re ready to go.

If you’re just getting started, you may focus on telling time to the hour and half hour. Eventually, kids move on to telling time to the nearest 5 minutes and even minute.

I tend to start with time to the nearest 5 minutes, because I want my kids to understand the structure of the clock, practice skip counting by 5 and hopefully learn to tell time conceptually rather than potentially memorizing positions on the clock.

However your scope and sequence structures the telling time lessons, you might like these **resources to practice telling time**. Kids need to have a good handle on **using a clock** and **telling time** before they can move on to elapsed time problems.

- Telling Time with The Grouchy Ladybug
- Adorable Picture Books to Explore Time & Telling Time
- “Just in Time” Early Reader
- Time for Spring: Telling Time Worksheets

Once your kids can tell time confidently, you can introduce** elapsed time concepts**. These types of problems can vary in structure, so be sure to look for lots of different examples.

I always try to provide **a play clock** (or even *two clocks*) for my kids to move the hands around and help them count or calculate the amount of time as it passes.

This visual helps them to have a **concrete picture of elapsed time** until they are ready to solve problems mentally.

If you’d like some fun and engaging resources to explore elapsed time in more detail, you might like my complete collection of games, task cards and more:

**Buy the Complete Elapsed Time Game Collection HERE**

And of course if you want a quick & easy review of all these skills, grab my FREE set of Boom Cards!

This deck of interactive task cards includes **15 practice problems:**

- First 5 cards: telling time to the nearest 5 minutes
- Next 5 cards: elapsed time problems
- Last 5 cards: more challenging elapsed time problems

And if you’re new to using Boom Cards, here are some benefits you might enjoy if you’re a classroom teacher:

First, they are **self-checking** for your students. When they tap an answer, it tells them right then if it’s correct or not. Kids love this!

Second, it’s **quick & low-prep for you** because there’s nothing to print or prepare-simply assign the deck to students or send them a fast play link and you’re done.

Third, if you have an account and class set up on Boom Learning, you have access to **full reports of how your students do** when they play with the Boom cards. **So there’s nothing to grade**! You can know right away if your students are confident with time & elapsed time or if they need some additional practice.

If you are new to using Boom Cards, here are a few tips to help you get started. Begin by creating an account on the Boom Learning website.

First, if you don’t need a report, you can **create a ‘fast play’ pin link** to share with students.

To begin, go to **your library**.

Then, click the **‘Action’ button** on the set of boom cards you would like to share with students.

From the dropdown menu, select **‘Fast Pin.’**

Click the ‘**generate pin**‘ button and you will be given a unique link to share with students. **Please note**: this link will only be **valid for 14 days**, so don’t grab this link until you’re ready to assign it to students.

**Highlight and copy the link** you’re given, and then share that link via whatever platform you are using to assign work to your students.

I hope this provides a fun, quick and easy way to practice time & elapsed time skills with your students!

Ready to get started? Click the link below to grab this set of **telling time & elapsed time digital Boom Cards** from the Boom Learning Platform.

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]]>Do you have students who can solve addition & subtraction problems all day long, but panic at the thought of a word problem? Or who struggle to connect the math they’re doing to actual, real-world problems and situations? This is a common struggle, which is why I created this digital, interactive activity, allowing kids to **write an addition or subtraction equation within 10** to model a picture. I hope you’re able to use this and share it with your students in Google Classroom!

The purpose of this activity is to help students take a picture of objects and translate the situation into math language. In other words, we want them to see how addition & subtraction relate to the real world.

Each slide includes a visual or picture for students to interpret.

There are no words to describe the picture, so I would encourage you to have students ‘tell a story’ about the picture first. They can then translate that story into a math equation.

There are **10 slides with a variety of addition & subtraction scenarios**. Each slide includes number tiles with 0-9 as well as a + tile, a – tile and an = tile.

To complete each slide, students click the tiles and drag them into the space provided to build an equation.

This is a fun and easy way for kids to **practice writing addition & subtraction equations within 10**.

This will help kids in a variety of ways. First, each slide is entirely visual, so kids don’t need to be able to read, as they would with a word problem. Thus, they have an opportunity to model with math even if they’re not yet fluent readers.

This will also help kids learn to use math symbols correctly. If you have kids who confuse the ‘+’, ‘-‘ or ‘=’ signs, this is an opportunity to practice using them and then reading the math equation out loud after building it.

This is also a great way to talk about and see the commutative property of addition, meaning kids can see and discover that order doesn’t matter in addition. (6 + 2 = 2 + 6). So there are different ways to build each addition problem.

This is a **digital activity**, meant to be completed using Google Slides. When you go to my shop at the link below, you will receive a pdf download that includes **an access link** to the interactive slides, rather than pages to print out.

Before your kids can drag and drop the tiles, **you must make a copy of the activity** to your own Google Drive. It should prompt you to do this automatically.

Once you have your own copy, you can assign any or all of the slides to your students in Google Classroom, and they can drag and drop the number tiles to build math equations.

Of course, **if you prefer printed materials**, you have a couple of options. First, make a copy of the slides, then choose File–>Print in the navigation.

You can then **print 1 slide or multiple slides per page** and have students write out the equations.

You might also like this Number Detectives activity, which includes a variety of equation building challenges for numbers up to 100. This is designed to be printed out, and includes number tiles that kids can use to build equations.

Again, to access this activity, click the link below to go to my shop. At checkout, you will receive a pdf file with directions and the access link.

*I hope your students have fun with this digital math challenge!*

- Find the Missing Addend (Fraction Equations) for Google Slides
- Place Decimals on a Number Line for Google Slides

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]]>Decimals and fractions. They are so much fun to learn, and there are **so many ways to explore them**.

In this digital activity, kids get to focus on decimals and placing decimals on a number line.

These types of activities help children visualize decimals and how they relate to other numbers. It will also help them learn the difference between hundredths and tenths. Placing decimals on a number line has so many benefits.

*Note: This is a guest post from Rachel of You’ve Got This Math. *

I love Google Slides. If you are trying to lower the cost of printing tons of pages or just need a low prep way to teach a lesson or explore a math concept, utilizing Google Slides is a great option.

There is really only one or two steps and then you’ll have these slides ready to go.

First, you must **save your own copy** in your personal Google Drive account.

When you download the pdf file, it will **include a link to the slides**. It should **prompt you to make a copy** before doing anything else, but if not, make a copy for yourself so you can then share it with students.

Next, if you are working with more than one student, you will want to save a copy for them, or use Google Classroom to assign the sets.

After that, you just have to explain the concept (and maybe do an example together) and then letting your kiddos explore decimals on a number line.

So let’s jump in and give this a try.

In our first example, you can see that we start with one-tenth and end with 1. We can quickly see that we are moving up the number line in **increments of one-tenth**.

One-tenth (0.1), two-tenths (0.2), three-tenths (0.3) — and the three-tenths is the number that I need to drag down unto the number line. So it will go on the third line.

Now we change things up a bit. This slide has a few more empty spaces, and you’ll notice that the students are given six-tenths and seven-tenths. This means that the number we are adding to the number line will have a digit in the hundredths place. You can think of the seven-tenths as the same as seventy-hundredths. Therefore the .69 goes one line before the .7.

Now, this final slide we will look at today has children placing tenths on the line when a hundredth has been given. We see that we are given a three-tenths and forty-nine hundredths.

This tells us that we are moving up in **increments of one-hundredth**.

This means that counting on from 0.3 would be *thirty-one* hundredths, then *thirty-two* hundredths, and so on.

But you may notice that our kiddos are asked to put a four-tenths on the number line. Well, **four-tenths is equal to forty hundredths**. So once they reach forty hundredths, this is where the four-tenths goes. What a great visual for helping children see that these two numbers are equal.

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I hope this activity helps you while teaching your children, and also develops a deeper understanding in your children.

*Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently begun blogging at her page You’ve Got This. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.*

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