- To give practice in ordering decimal fractions.
- 10 – 20 counters
- A small toy
- 30 craft sticks
- Each stick has a decimal fraction in bar or in place value form written on it (for example, 5/10, 3/100 or 0.5, 0.03)
How to play:
- Lay the sticks facedown so that the fractions cannot be seen.
- Place the toy and the counters in the middle.
- When you say ‘GO’ children pick up 5 sticks and order them from smallest to largest.
- The first one finished grabs the toy and places it beside their sticks.
- When everyone is finished the child with the toy reads their numbers, for example, 1/100, 3/10, 0.4, 0.6, 9/10.
- If correct they take 1 counter.
- The game continues until someone has 3 counters.
- This does not have to be a game. Children can work cooperatively to order the fractions.
- This can be adapted by using whole numbers 1-30 or larger numbers 1 000 – 10 000 or a mixture of fractions, decimal and percentages.
This has been adapted from a demonstration by a junior class at Maori Hill School.