Decimal Digit Cards

Decimal Digit CardsThis is in response to a number of requests. A series of 100 digit cards from 0.1 to 10.0. They can be used for all of the usual digit card activities, but here are two quick game idea:

For 2 to 4 players. Chose a dealer, this person shuffles the pack and deals two cards to himself and each of the players. All players turn up their cards and must each state what the sum of the two decimal numbers is. The player with the larger total keeps all of the dealt cards. Deal passess to the next player, and the game continues until all of the cards have been won (or for a set number of deals).

[NEW] For a game that requires more mathematical skills (and a little cunning): each player has two cards, the mentally find the sum of the two numbers and turn one (they can choose which) face-up on the table. Now each player takes it in turn to ask the person on their left what the sum of their cards is. From this information and the number card on the table they have to work out what number the other card shows. If they calculate correctly, or if the first player has made a mistake with the sum, they win the cards and ask the next person on the left. If at any time they make an error the play passes to the next person.

The attached file* consists of a high quality, four-page pdf featuring 100 cards to be laminated and cut out.

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jholder's picture

These cards are so versatile

These cards are so versatile and can be used for lots of different activities. A colleague of mine suggested using them for ordering decimal numbers without speaking. I tried it today and the children were needing to point at the digits and express the place value non-verbally. It worked really well and the children enjoyed the activity. It would be great to do this again with these cards and the two decimal place cards mixed and see how they cope with this.
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millieharrison's picture

 Great resource! What about

 Great resource! What about some cards to 2 decimal places that could be played similarly by finding the total? Could also make the connection with money and use for practising money and find ing change from given amounts.  
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brooksy's picture

I wish I had found these

I wish I had found these earlier however I will print , enlarge and laminate (I am known as the laminating queen) and they will last and last and last! Great for activities using pegs and a washing line, use all or take out some, ordering from largest to smallest or smallest to largest. Also can be used for addition and subtraction (setting them vertically for vertical addition). Could even put little magnets on the back and use them on the magnetic whiteboards so students can manipulate them. So many ways for them to be used! Thank you!!
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johdu's picture

brooksy, Great to hear that

brooksy, Great to hear that these maths activities have been so useful. And thanks for sharing your additional teaching tips... you have some useful maths suggestions there. I hope you continue to find the maths resources here useful and inspiring.

John

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Pam's picture

Very useful resource -

Very useful resource - thankyou
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We are teaching decimals

We are teaching decimals right now and looking for a fun interactive way of engaging the children - these look perfect and they love games.  
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redplanetrose's picture

I've downloaded these to

I've downloaded these to create independent mental maths games. Great not to have to make my own!
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Nikidor's picture

 Wish I'd found these before

 Wish I'd found these before I made my own!! One game I played with my kids when they got restless was to get them to take a card and line up in order from smallest to biggest or vice versa.
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Mary Shields's picture

 I am so glad that I found

 I am so glad that I found this site. Another excellent resource. Thanks
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clarev's picture

What a great site, I can't

What a great site, I can't believe I haven't come across it before! I have just downloaded the decimal digit cards and will be using them along with the suggested activity tomorrow. Thank you!    
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nwdee75's picture

This is fantastic, thank you

This is fantastic, thank you so much for sharing. I am an NQT and this has saved me time as well as giving me some great ideas. Dee
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 Fantastic, thank you for

 Fantastic, thank you for saving my time. Now where did I put those laminating pouches....?
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learningparade's picture

We use these with our special

We use these with our special needs children. Show me a card that is bigger/smaller in value than mine. Can you find a number that has 4 in the tenths? etc
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gecarrick's picture

Top notch

Top notch
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anniemac's picture

Another excellent, useful

Another excellent, useful resource - saves me such a lot of time!
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