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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