# Spin It! Multiplying Decimals Game for Kids {FREE}

Are your kids ready to tackle decimal operations? **Multiplying decimals and dividing with decimals** is certainly a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be a source of frustration and tears! With this simple game, kids can practice **multiplying whole numbers by decimals,** **dividing whole numbers by decimals **and* so much more*. And with the addition of a fidget spinner, your kids are sure to love this

**multiplying decimals game**!

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**Multiplying Decimals Game Set Up:**

This game is super easy and low prep. To get started, you will need to **print the spinner page** and the **multiplication game boards**.

The download includes **4 Bingo style game boards** for multiplication, but there are also **blank game boards** if you need to make more for more players.

Each player needs **their own game board** and **game markers**. This can include coins, blocks, unifix cubes, etc. or if you laminate the pages, kids can simply cross answers out with a dry erase marker. Then erase when you’re finished and you can play again!

You will also need something to use for your spinners. I suggest using **a fidget spinner**, but you can also use **a paper clip and pencil**.

Notice that on my fidget spinner **I used a marker to make an “arrow”** to be the pointer of the spinner. You could also use a small piece of tape.

I also printed the different game boards on **different colored card stock paper**, just to give it some color and help **differentiate between the different games**. This is entirely optional though!

Once all the set up is complete, you’re ready to play!

**How to Play Spin It! with Decimal Multiplication:**

There are **several different variations** you can play with this game. The first is **multiplying whole numbers with decimals**.

**The solutions on the included game boards are designed for this version.**

To play, kids spin a whole number on the first spinner, then spin a decimal on the second spinner.

They then **multiply those numbers**.

If the solution is on their game board, they can cover it with a game piece (or cross it off).

Players take turns spinning and multiplying whole numbers and decimals and marking the solutions on their game board.

**The first player to cover 4 in a row on their board wins!**

Because the numbers included on the spinners are friendly numbers, this would be a great way for kids to practice their **mental math skills**.

Simply challenge kids to **multiply mentally**, and then let another player **check the answer** with a calculator. If it’s correct, they can cover that solution. If not, they lose that turn.

**Multiplying Decimals with Decimals Game Variation: **

If your kids need a greater challenge, you can **use the decimal spinner twice**. In other words, kids can spin a decimal number twice, and **multiply those two numbers** instead.

There are not game boards created for this variation, but there are blank game boards. So you could **prepare some ahead of time with possible solutions**, or you could find possible solutions as a group and **let kids create their own game boards**.

This would be a great time of review, as you **discuss how to multiply decimals**, and **what the solutions would be for these given numbers**.

Then kids could play **in small groups** or **with a partner** for additional practice.

**Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal Variation: **

Finally, you can use the spinner board to practice **dividing whole numbers by decimals**.

The download does include **4 game boards** for this variation, so you can just print and play.

The game is played the same way, and kids begin by spinning a whole number and then a decimal.

Then instead of multiplying the two, they divide.

But again, for greater challenge and variation, you can have kids **divide the decimal by the whole number**.

You will need to **create your own game boards** for this, but it’s another way to use this game and provide additional practice for kids.

**Finding the Probability of Solutions: **

One last variation that might be a fun challenge if you have kids who are up for it, is to ask kids **to find all the possible solutions** for the given numbers and then to **find the probability of each**.

This is a great enrichment challenge, and will show kids that if they’re creating their own game boards, they can be **much more strategic** with what solutions they include and where they place them.

Some solutions can be found multiple ways, meaning there’s a **higher probability** of getting that answer.

Of course, there’s a bit of chance involved with this game as well, so it’s not a guarantee, but it would be great for kids to **think a little deeper about what solutions they choose** to include if they’re **creating their own game boards**.

It would also be fun to **look for patterns in the possible solutions**. For example, * why will you get 3.2 multiple ways?* Why do some answers have such a greater probability?

However you choose to use this game with your students, I hope it is fun and a great chance for not only practice multiplying decimals, but some **great math talk** as well!

**Need more practice with decimal operations?** Check out these fun maze worksheets!