Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Dig It

In this game students must create a fraction from a set of digits and then estimate its location on a number line. Students play against the computer or, with free registration, against an opponent. The object is to indicate where an excavator digs for gems and thus earn points. Additional information for educators and parents and instructions for the game are included.
Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Calculation Nation (R) - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeGame

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) - Publisher, Calculation Nation (R) - Author
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    • AccessFree access, Free access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Takes a little practice
      By bethb on 01/01/2013 - 16:18
    • I would definitely recommend playing this game at least once before introducing it to your students. It is a great way to get students to practice placing fractions on a numberline, but it also deals with improper fractions and requires some discussion.