My 5th graders have been studying decimals this week.
Today's plan was to play a little review game followed by a quiz.
My first class came in and we did just that.
We played the game that came with our curriculum.
I have to admit, I had looked at the game beforehand but I had not actually played it until today. Because we had an odd number of students, I sat down to play with one of them.
This game was not fun. And more importantly I didn't feel like my students were really gaining anything from the experience. So I did what any modern day teacher would do...
I searched Pinterest before my next class came in.
Aww. Pinterest to the rescue.
I found this little game instantly.
Thank you Nicole Shelby for having this gem in your TPT store.
My students love anything where they can roll dice so I knew this would be a hit.
And it was!!
After the students started playing one of them came up with a brilliant idea. He and his partner happened to receive three different colored dice so they assigned each color to a place value.
For example the white dice always gave them the ones place. The red - the tenths and the green - the hundredths.
I LOVED this idea and even more so because it was a special-ed student who came up with the idea!
I immediately went around and made sure everyone had three different colors and were using this method.
Students highlighted the winner of each round as they went.
I loved that not only did my lower students get some extra practice right before a quiz but because of the luck factor they were able to beat their opponent - even when they thought their opponent was more advanced.
Great game! Will definitely be keeping this one around for station work.