# Decimals

**This is a wonderful calculator activity that really gets the children thinking and learning.**

It was created by one of our **mathsticks+ members**, Becky B., who adapted it from our earlier **Calculator Activity** resources. **Read more »**

**We are looking for your help with this maths activity.**

Here is a problem solving puzzle in the form of a Diamond-shaped grid of squares, each square houses a number and the four sides of the Diamond should sum to the same 'magic' total.

The challenge is for the children to use their calculation and problem solving skills to complete the Diamonds by filling in the missing numbers.

To play the game, the boards should be cut out and laminated. Children then write on them with a whiteboard pen. The players also need a set of 0-9 digit cards between them. **Read more »**

**This 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: **Read more »**

Here'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. **Read more »**

It's over twenty-years since I first played this maths game with Primary-age children... but that doesn't stop it being an excellent way for children to develop their understanding of fractions and decimals.

You will need two copies of the cards cut from the downloadable* file. That's 48 cards in total. **Read more »**

**The Gattegno (or Place Value) Chart** is a simple tool to help children appreciate the patterns in our counting structure. For example, the identical pattern evident when counting in 1’s, 10’s, 100’s, 1000’s... or greater

To familiarise young children with the Gattegno Chart ask them to: **Read more »**