{FREE} Valentine’s Day Fraction and Decimal Conversions Game

This Valentine’s Day, help your fifth and sixth grade students learn to recognize common fraction and decimal conversions with this simple and fun board game.

There are some math facts that are helpful for kids to memorize and know fluently. When our students can quickly recall multiplication facts or basic addition facts, they are more accurate in their calculations. They can also perform tasks quicker….which is very helpful when faced with longer and complicated puzzles.

There are simple decimal and fraction conversions that are helpful to know and recognize too.

Today’s simple Valentine’s Day fraction and decimal conversions game will help children learn to recognize basic decimal and fraction conversions through fun practice and repetition.

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

What’s Included in the Download:

  • Game directions and tips
  • 3 Game boards, with corresponding heart spinners

Valentine’s Day Decimal Conversions Game Prep-Work

This game is a simple one to get ready:

  • First, print off the game board and spinner that you want to use. I highly recommend printing them on card stock and then laminating for durability.
  • Next, grab a pencil and paper clip to make a spinner.
  • Finally, gather up some game pieces and you’re ready to go.

How to Play the Game: 

This game is all about quickly remembering which fraction equals which decimal. We will talk in a minute about how to do these conversions, but the goal in this game is for kids to recite the equivalent without calculations.

They may need to do some calculations at the beginning, but as the game progresses the goal is to be able to say the fraction as soon as they land on a decimal.

To play:

  • Player one spins the spinner. Whatever decimal they land on, they must convert that decimal to a fraction.
  • Next, they move their game piece up the board until it lands on the closest fraction that is equivalent to the decimal they landed on while spinning.
  • Now it is time for player two to spin. They do the same thing: convert the decimal to a fraction and then move up the game board until they land on that fraction.
  • The players then continuing taking turns until someone spins a decimal, and the equivalent fraction is not in front of them.

The first player to make it to the end and spin a fraction that’s not an option, moves to the finish and is the winner!

Decimal and Fraction Conversions

If your child is not sure of which fraction the decimal can be changed into, here are some simple steps for doing that conversion:

  • First, place all numbers that falls after the decimal into the numerator.
  • Next, determine the denominator by looking at the place value of the last digit in the decimal:
    • 0.5 is in the tenths place, so the fraction would be 5 over 10.
    • 0.33 is in the hundredths place, so the fraction would be 33 over 100
    • 0.456 ends in the thousandths place, so the fraction would be 456 over 1,000

(If you want to explore this concept in a visual way, these decimal grids and number line task cards are a fun way to help children see the relationship between fractions and decimals)

Enjoy playing this simple Valentine Day’s Fraction and Decimal Game with your children!

{Click HERE to go to my shop and grab the FREE Valentine’s Day Fraction and Decimal Conversion Game!}

Looking for more Valentine’s Day Math? See a HUGE collection of Valentine’s Day Math Ideas HERE.

Looking for more ways to practice converting decimals to fractions? Try these ideas:

Similar Posts