Use these task cards as a center activity to practice dividing decimals or as a SCOOT game.
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Dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 is another skill that is sometimes taught with the expectations that students will use mental math to solve the problems. Simply moving a decimal to the left one or more places might seem simple to some, but many times, we find that some students need an added level of support and perhaps more practice to understand WHY the decimal is being moved before they are able to think through problems such as this in their minds and have them make sense.
In order to give students practice with dividing decimals, we have created a set of 28 task cards. These cards include both number and word problems. We have also included an answer key in case you decide to use these cards at an independent self-check center. We have also provided a few different variations of recording pages in case you need to differentiate for the numbers and types of problems that your individual students need to practice.
Finally, we have added pages to support a SCOOT game with all 28 cards. For this game you would place cards around the room at various locations and students would then take their recording pages and “scoot” to different locations in the room to complete their problems. (This can also be differentiated easily by marking out numbered boxes on specific students’ papers if you only wanted them to do a certain number of or types of problems.)