Fraction to decimal 4 in a row

A game for 2 or more players

This game gives practise of converting fractions to their decimal equivalents. It provides challenge and encourages reasoning and estimating about fractions and decimals to choose appropriate numbers.

You will need:

  • Empty number lines
  • Coloured pens/pencils
  • How to play

    Record 0 and 1 on the ends of the number line.

    Players each choose a differently coloured pen/pencil and then take turns to choose any two numbers from 1 to 12 inclusive to make a fraction. This fraction must be converted to a decimal by using known equivalents or an appropriate calculation, rounding to 2 decimal places.

    The decimal number is then marked in the appropriate place on the numberline. If the number has already been marked by a player, the turn ends. The winner is the first player to mark 4 numbers in an unbroken line.


  • To play this game with more players, enlarge the numberline to include more space to record the numbers.
  • For a quicker game, particularly when there are more players, the winner is the first to get 3 numbers in a line.
  • Use different end points for the numberline (e.g. from 0 to 2 or from 1 to 2) to work with improper fractions.
  • Play a whole number or decimal version
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