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Race to the Top - Decimals

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Are your students ready to dive into the exciting world of decimals? Introducing "Race to the Top - Decimals," a free, printable game that combines fun and education for students in Year 4, Year 5, and Year 6. Perfect for maths lessons focused on understanding and comparing decimals, this game makes learning decimals interactive and engaging.


How to Play Race to the Top - Decimals

The aim of the game is to be the first player to move your counter from the starting position (0) to the top position (1).


Materials Needed:

  • A printed copy of the game board

  • A spinner, or a make shift spinner using a pencil and a paperclip.

  • Two counters (one for each player)


  1. Print out the game board.

  2. Place each player's counter on the starting position, which is labeled "0."

  3. Assemble the spinner, ensuring it is ready for use.



  1. Players take turns spinning the spinner to determine their move.

  2. The spinner features different decimal values: +0, +0.1, +0.2, and -0.1.

  3. On a player’s turn, they spin the spinner and move their counter up or down according to the decimal value they spun.

    • For example, if a player spins +0.1, they move their counter from their current position up by 0.1. If they spin -0.1, they move their counter down by 0.1.

  4. The game continues with players taking turns, adding or subtracting decimals, and advancing their counters.

  5. The first player to reach the top position, labeled "1," wins the game.

Educational Benefits

"Race to the Top - Decimals" is more than just a game; it’s a powerful educational tool offering multiple benefits:

  • Decimal Addition and Subtraction: Students practice adding and subtracting decimals in a fun and interactive way.

  • Comparing Decimals: As players advance or retreat on the game board, they continuously compare decimals to determine their progress.

  • Strategic Thinking: Players must think strategically about their moves, especially when subtracting decimals, to avoid falling behind.

  • Engagement: The competitive and interactive nature of the game keeps students engaged and motivated to learn.


How to Get the Game

"Race to the Top - Decimals" is available as a free download. Click the button below to get your copy and bring the decimal fun to your classroom today!


Inject some excitement into your decimals lessons with "Race to the Top - Decimals." Your students will love the challenge, and you'll appreciate the educational benefits. Happy gaming and learning!

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