Decimal Digit Ladder Cards

Digit cards - Decimals for the Ladder Place Value gameHere's a useful set of 42 cards featuring different decimals between 0.02 and 1.81. Sized to suit the Place Value Ladder Boards.

Play the usual Ladder Games with them or let the children select 10 digit cards at random from a face-down pile... then challenge them to put the cards in order, smallest to largest as quickly as possible.

For an extension activity, ask the children to choose two cards at random and calculate the difference between them.

As an aside, see who can identify where the sequence of numbers has come from!

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stvang06's picture

Thank you for the simplicity

Thank you for the simplicity of having these pre-made!
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correa12's picture

This is exactly what I was

This is exactly what I was looking for to reinforce decimals and use together with the ladders.  Thanks so much.
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Excellent - my class love

Excellent - my class love these cards used with the ladders to practice ordering decimals
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Weeshie's picture

This site is fantastic! I

This site is fantastic! I only discovered it a couple of days ago,where have you been all my teaching life?!! My son is also a teacher and will be using the decimal cards during an observed lesson tomorrow. Keep up the good work and thank you for terrific resources  
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Mrs Doyle's picture

Thank you for saving me lots

Thank you for saving me lots of time. My higher ability group will be able to make up other games with these-I'll let you know what they come up with !  
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johdu's picture

That's great, please keep in

That's great, please keep in touch. I'd be happy to publicise any other ideas here. If you want to share any ideas or designs your class come up with please contact me.

John

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gymswim's picture

 How about numbers to 3

 How about numbers to 3 decimal places?  Would be great for year 6 children for ordering decimals.
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johdu's picture

Good idea. Coincidentally

Good idea. Coincidentally we've been working on a few more maths 'ladder cards', so your suggestion is being acted upon. Thanks for the feeback.
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LForster's picture

 Thank you. These will be

 Thank you. These will be great for the rounding activity where I have the children running around and finding the whiteboard placed on the floor with the nearest whole number or tenth on it. They love it and it gets them active as well as thinking! 
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nwdee75's picture

Thank you for these

Thank you for these time-saving cards. It means I can vary the difficulty and purpose of the ladder game even more. Dee
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willnevie's picture

A perfect, fun activity to

A perfect, fun activity to get my group thinking about ordering decimals. Thanks again Mathsticks
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keily stretton's picture

I have a small group finding

I have a small group finding ordering decimals tricky, this will be a great resource to support them :)
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I hope that all my students

I hope that all my students will be able to order the decimals. Thanks we are just starting decimals next week this should be great.
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tonysands63's picture

It is great to have this

It is great to have this ready made resource. Using a ladder to order numbers always gets them interested! PS Is there a set of digit cards with a decimal point on the site?
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johdu's picture

A good point! @tonysands,

A good point!

@tonysands, It's good to hear that the place value ladder is helping.

As of yet, we don't have a set of digit cards with a decimal point... but we are currently working on a number of new digit cards, and we will certainly be adding decimal points.

John

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johdu's picture

Update! Here's our new set of

Update! Here's our new set of Decimal Digit Cards - 100 cards marked from 0.1 to 10.0

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