Learning Decimals

"The Fun Way"

Learning Decimals is an important part of math and is first introduced to students in elementary school. Making decimal learning fun and get kids engaged with learning math!

Pairing Decimals To Make 10

learning decimals

Grade Level: 2-5


  • Practice with number bonds up to one decimal place
  • Working together
  • Problem solving

Number of players: Class Activity

Object of the game: Be the first player to correctly complete the game card.


Copies of the game cards.

Decimal Pair Cards Set 1

Decimal Pair Cards Set 2


  • Print off game cards.
  • Cut out each of the cards so you have a total of 32 cards.
  • Mix the cards up.

To Play:

  • Hand a card out to every player.  After each player gets a card, announce to the group they are to begin searching for the person holding the card that when added to their card will make 10.
  • The players cannot show or say out loud to the group the decimal number that is on their card.
  • Each player must go around to one player at a time and find the person holding the card that will make 10 with their card.  To do this they should go to each of the players in any order they choose and simply ask "Have you got_____?"
  • The matched decimal pairs will be on two different color cards if you have a color printer.  This may help players find the right match faster.
  • When they find the person that has the decimal number that makes 10 with their card, they sit down together in a designated area of the room.  The first players to find their match are the "first place" winners.
  • Play continues until everyone has found their match.  You can keep track of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and so on, all the way to the last match.  Players usually don't want to be the last pair so it gets kind of exciting down the stretch to see who can find their match before the last pair.

There are more decimal games to check out.

Go to 5th Grade Math Games page

Middle School Math Games page

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