# Splat! for Google Slides – 40 Lessons

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For my educator friends who have access to Google Slides, but do not have access to PowerPoint, this post is for you.  Since Google Slides does not have the animation that makes the Splats become transparent, the Splat! reveal does not work in Slides.  Now – with these materials – it will.  I’ve rewritten the first 20 Splat! lessons and the first 20 Fraction Splat! lessons with a different method so they will now include the reveal when using Google Slides.

The content of the lessons is the same as the original lessons.

Visit these links to see the original videos about how to use the Splat! and the Fraction Splat! slides.

Quick Note:  The file sharing power of Google Drive is impressive and highly useful.  However, for the purposes of sharing these resources, I need to use a method that I can personally maintain, update and support – and I’ve learned that the best way to provide resources from my blog is through the download links and the sign-up forms.

I hope you enjoy these Splats! formatted to work in Google Slides!

Splat Through 10
How many dots are under the Splat?

Splat Through 20

How many dots are under the Splat?

SPLAT 2.1   –  with numbers 12-20  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 2.2   –  with numbers 12-20  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 2.3   –  with numbers 12-20  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 2.4   –  with numbers 12-20  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 2.5   –  with numbers 12-20  (Google Slides compatible version)

Multiple Splats
Note:  Splats that are the same color must cover the same number.

SPLAT 3.1   –  multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 3.2   –  multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 3.3   –  multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 3.4   –  multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 3.5   –  multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

Instant Multiple Splat
Note:  An additional feature of this level is the opportunity to ask, “What could the total be?”

SPLAT 4.1   –  instant multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 4.2   –  instant multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 4.3   –  instant multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 4.4   –  instant multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 4.5   –  instant multiple splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

Fraction Splat!

Note:  These lessons use a single splat along with a mixture of unit fractions and whole numbers.  In Level 11, you control the Splat!

SPLAT 11.1   –  fraction splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 11.2   –  fraction splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 11.3   –  fraction splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 11.4   –  fraction splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 11.5   –  fraction splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

Instant Fraction Splat!

Note:  These lessons use a single Splat! which appears at the same moment as the whole numbers and fractions.  Each question instantly presents missing information.

SPLAT 12.1   –  Instant Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 12.2   –  Instant Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 12.3   –  Instant Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 12.4   –  Instant Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 12.5   –  Instant Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

Multiple Splats! with Fractions

Note:  These lessons include multiple Splats! and you control the timing of the Splats!  The entire screen can be seen, the total can be determined, and then Splat!  Remember:  Each Splat! that is the same color must be covering the same number.

SPLAT 13.1   –  Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 13.2   –  Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 13.3   –  Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 13.4   –  Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 13.5   –  Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

Multiple Instant Splats! with Fractions

Note:  These lessons use multiple Splats! which appear at the same moment as the whole numbers and fractions.  Each question instantly presents missing information.  Remember:  Each Splat! that is the same color must be covering the same number.

SPLAT 14.1   –  Instant Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 14.2   –  Instant Multiple Fraction Splats (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 14.3   –  Instant Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 14.4   –  Instant Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

SPLAT 14.5   –  Instant Multiple Fraction Splats  (Google Slides compatible version)

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1. Paul on June 29, 2023 at 10:34 am

Hi Steve! Love these splats!! Could you make more/all of them in Google Slides or let me know how I can? The regular splats are not working for me (no transparency) in PowerPoint but oddly these Google Slide ones do (in PowerPoint)! Maybe you have another thought on a fix? I’m using PowerPoint for Mac 365.

• Steve Wyborney on June 30, 2023 at 10:37 am

Hi, Paul. Thanks for reaching out. Based on this info, I do have a wondering. I wonder if PowerPoint for Mac 365 doesn’t include the transparency animation, so on the click it’s not showing through the Splat. A quick way to test that would be to see if the Splat for google slides works on PowerPoint for Mac 365. Google Slides doesn’t have the transparency animation, so when I wrote it for slides I used a double layer technique and the top layer disappears, leaving a semi-transparent layer below. If the google slides version does work in PPT for Mac 365, I would conclude that it just doesn’t recognize the transparency animation. One of my personal take-aways from this info is that perhaps I’ll rewrite the Splats! I don’t know when I would find the time to do that, but it might be a project for 2024 or 2025. Thanks, again for reaching out with this question.

2. Gerianne Jarolim on January 30, 2023 at 12:16 pm

I have been doing the Esti-mysteries, Clipboard mysteries, and splats with my sixth grade students as warm up activities. They love them and always remind me if I forget to do one. I have started downloading the cube activities with them. I love the discussions we have when doing these activities. I have shared them with our K-5 teachers. They are also excited about them.

• Steve Wyborney on January 31, 2023 at 6:23 am

Thank you for sharing them, Gerianne. I’m so happy to hear of the math joy in your classroom!

3. Gail on January 10, 2021 at 8:57 pm

I am also having difficulty using the melting cubes into Google Slide format. They always open in PowerPoint. I’m not sure how to present them as Google Slides.

• Steve Wyborney on January 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm

Hi, Gail. To make it work, save the PPT file in your google drive. Then open the file with google slides and present it from there. Enjoy!

• Erin on April 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Steve, how do you save it to your google drive? It downloads as a PowerPoint and it only seems to let me save it to my computer and not to Google docs. I am not computer savvy yet so any help would be appreciated.

• Steve Wyborney on April 11, 2021 at 9:05 am

Hi, Erin. I may make a video showing how to do this. It would look something like this. After you download the powerpoint file, save it to your desktop. Then open your google drive and drag the file from the desktop into your google drive. Once it’s in there click on it (or better yet right click it) and open with google slides.

4. Kayla Hull on December 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

Hey Steve!

I was just wondering if you had any splats using money or coins?!

• Steve Wyborney on January 4, 2021 at 8:12 pm

Hi, Kayla. That’s a great question. No, I don’t have any at this time. However, feel free to type onto the dots if you want to add some values.

5. Jane Fremon on November 17, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Good afternoon, Steve…
I am a middle school math curriculum coordinator and instructional coach for an independent school in Brooklyn, NY, working remotely this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed poking around on your site, incorporating links to your many offerings into the school’s scope and sequence and skills grids. (I actually spent many hours over the summer creating an annotated list of ALL 156 Multiplication Course videos to make it easier for teachers to find what they need. One-click access is what I’ve been aiming for during this crazy time.) Anyway…The reason I’m writing is that I’ve just been messing around in your Fraction Splat (for Google Slides) sequence, and I think I’ve found an error in Lesson 12.1/Slide 5. The number posted is 6, the visual outside the splat shows 1 1/4, but then under the splat it shows 3 3/4, meaning the total should be 5 rather than 6. Do I have this right, or did I miss something?

• Steve Wyborney on November 17, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Hi, Jane. Yes, I do think you have that right. Great catch, and thank you! I love that you created an annotated list of what to see in all of the videos. Also, I can hear your heart in making everything as simple and accessible as possible. I think we are all doing everything we can to help each other out. Keep up the great work, and thank you for the tip on 12.1.

• Cristy Ector on December 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Hi Jane, I’m a middle school math coach in Grand Rapids, MI. I’m very interested in what you have created. Are they available on TPT or are you willing to share with me? If so, my email is cristy.ector@kentwoodps.org 🙂 This is my second year coaching and it’s been a delicate balancing act in itself! Thank you!

• Steve Wyborney on December 13, 2020 at 5:56 pm

6. Sara on September 24, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Please help. I also cannot figure out how to save them to my drive. They auto open as a Ppt. file and i can’t figure out how to move them. 🙁

• Steve Wyborney on September 25, 2020 at 6:39 am

Hi, Sara. Great question. For using google slides, download the PowerPoint file, save it into your google drive, then when it is in in google drive click on it and “open with” and choose google slides. That will make a new copy that is a google slides version. From there present that new version and you will be all set. Enjoy!

• Sara on October 16, 2020 at 9:21 am

When I download it doesn’t give me an option to save to Google drive that I can find. It automatically puts it in Powerpoint and I cannot figure out how to get it out. #sotired 🙂

• Steve Wyborney on October 16, 2020 at 11:03 am

Hi, Sara. You are just moments away from a solution. When you download Splat for Google slides, it will be in PowerPoint format. Drag the PowerPoint file into your google drive to save it in there. Then right click ont the file in drive and choose “open with” and then google slides. It will immediately make a new copy in google slides format and it will be ready to go. I hope that helps!

7. Mary Morales on August 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Hi Steve. Thanks for these amazing resources! I teach 4th grade math completely in Spanish. I want to use all of your resources, but am starting with Splat! On ppt i was able to translate all the questions on slide 2 into Spanish but I’d prefer to use Google Slides. When I try to translate in the Google Slides version i can’t get access to any of the questions except the first one so I can’t figure out a way to see the other questions except when they are in presentation mode, leaving me unable to translate. Any thoughts or ideas?
Thank you!
Mary Morales

• Steve Wyborney on September 1, 2020 at 7:20 am

Hi, Mary. Can you translate them in Spanish and then upload the translated version to Google slides?

8. Tami Broomall on July 19, 2020 at 11:58 am

I absolutely love these! Are the remaining Splats (5-10) available in Google Slide format also?

9. Kristie on May 3, 2020 at 6:16 pm

Hi Steve

We are so grateful to be able to use a google slides version of your Splats!! Thank you so much for creating them – so very useful. Any chance you will be doing google versions of the Esti’s as well? We love those equally 🙂

Thanks

• Steve Wyborney on May 31, 2020 at 8:48 am

Esti-Mysteries + Google Slides is a great combination, Kristie! Thank you for asking. After you download the PPT from the blog, then save it in your google drive. When you click on it in your drive, choose “Open With” and then select Google Slides. It will instantly make a copy of the file that is a google slides version and it will work perfectly because I’ve used animations that work in both formats. Be sure that the show is playing (Present or View Show) so that the animations will work. Enjoy!

10. Chantal Vinson on September 26, 2019 at 11:23 am

Hi,
I came across your website this summer at the virtual math conference. A big focus at our school this year is to make sure number talks are implemented consistently. The Splat activity is a big favorite! One of our first grade teachers even created construction paper splats for her students and now they create splat questions for each other.
Do you have Splat activities that could help building fluency with multiplication? I was imagining the boxed number being 32 and on the outside of the splat there would be 2 circles with 8 dots in each. Under the splat there would also be 2 circles with 8 dots in each.

I look forward to trying some of the different activities. They are so engaging!

• Steve Wyborney on September 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

Great question! I haven’t released any multiplication splats. However, I would recommend taking a look at the levels 3.1 (and up) and 4.1 (and up) because there are some really good opportunities in there. Here is the link: https://stevewyborney.com/2017/02/splat/

11. Marc Le Brun on March 27, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Hi Steve,
Just thought I’d point out that in Splat 14.1, slide 6 is incorrect I believe…. I think the total should be 10 (or else the value under each splat should be 2 and 1/12).
These Splats are great.I love how they go from primary through lower intermediate! Thanks so much for creating them.

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on April 11, 2019 at 6:35 am

Hi, Marc. I just looked it up and I agree. The total should be 10. Nice catch! I really appreciate it!

• Lori Myers on April 23, 2019 at 7:46 am

My kids and I just caught this yesterday! Will you be changing it? If so, will I need to download it again? I was so excited when you put these into Google Slides as that is what we have available to us at school. I put many of them into my Google drive and that is why I’m wondering if I would need to put any corrected versions in again.

12. Brent Sutherland on January 27, 2019 at 10:52 am

If I am going to use pattern blocks with the slides for differentiation purposes, what would each child need? To create a set? With limited #’s of pattern blocks, I see that my students may have to combine or add to create a different version of what they see. or is there a generic set I could try to accumulate?

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on February 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm

You may want to use 1 set of pattern blocks for every 2 students. That would provide a rich opportunity for discourse as the students share and discuss the set.

13. Debbie Darling on December 1, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Hi,
Could you tell me what I’m doing wrong? I click on the links above, and they still open pptx. Do I then do something to change format? I’m sorry!

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on December 22, 2018 at 9:26 am

Hi, Debbie! You are not doing anything wrong. The Splat for Google Slides documents are actually PowerPoint documents that only use animations that are recognize by Google Slides. After you download them, just save them in your google drive, open them with google slides, and click present. Thanks for reaching out with this important question!

14. Beverly Beardsley on October 23, 2018 at 6:22 am

Hi Steve! I am very excited to use the first Splat lessons with my Kindergarteners. I can’t seem to get the splat to disappear and reveal what’s underneath as the 5th speech bubble indicates. Am I missing something?

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on October 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

Hi, Beverly. It’s likely that the solution will be found in this sequence. I’ll write it out in detail so I don’t miss an important step that might hold the answer for you.
Thanks,
Steve

15. Kidan on October 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

I’m excited to use this with my children! Is the explanatory video for Splats available elsewhere (I didn’t find it on YouTube)? The format does not seem to be working on this site.

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on October 9, 2018 at 6:39 am

Great question! Even if you download the splats from the google slides post, the video on the original post will still be very helpful. Here it is: https://stevewyborney.com/?p=893

16. Jeremiah Ruesch on September 9, 2018 at 10:28 am

Steve,
You pursuit of experiences and your sharing of your gifts are a precious commodity that I am honored to know and be able to share. Thanks for your continued work and sacrifice in making fantastic resources, the conversion to G-Slides is great, and I’m very impressed. Always top notch work my friend, well done. Also, I hope you are well and I hope to hear from you soon.

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on September 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Thanks, Jeremiah!

17. Cheryl Rys on September 6, 2018 at 11:32 pm

I love the idea of using splat with google slides for my kindergartners. I need a bit of tech support. I downloaded the slides but don’t know how to include them in my math slide presentations. Usually I can import slides, but first they need to be in my google account.

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on September 7, 2018 at 6:28 am

Hi Cheryl,

I think if you save them in your google drive you’ll be able to open them from there and then make the changes that you want. In this case you may want to open both of the slide shows you are working with so that you can move slides back and forth (or copy and paste the slides from one slide show to the other.

18. Sharon on September 4, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Excellent resource! Making fractions much easier for my yr 4 and 5 students. Thank you.

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on September 7, 2018 at 6:29 am

I’m so happy to share!

19. Lisa Clark on September 3, 2018 at 11:08 am

Thank you! I am so excited to use Splat! with my class this year. We have Chromebooks, so the new format is perfect!!

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on September 7, 2018 at 6:31 am

I’m glad to hear it! I know there are many others with Chromebooks and it’s nice to hear that this will be helpful! Thanks for the comment!

20. K on September 2, 2018 at 8:44 am

Thank you so much for sharing!!

21. Wendy on September 1, 2018 at 11:34 pm

Thank you so much. I have loved your work, but the format wasn’t practical for me to use with my class. This is just what I was hoping for. Can’t wait to hear the student talk generated.

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on September 2, 2018 at 8:45 am

Hi Wendy,
I’m so happy this will work better for you. I’d love to hear how it goes!

• Debbie Darling on December 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Hi,
Could you tell me what I’m doing wrong? I click on the links above, and they still open pptx. Do I then do something to change format? I’m sorry!

• stevewyborney@gmail.com on December 6, 2018 at 6:36 am

Hi Debbie,

You are doing everything correctly. They are PowerPoint files that will work in google slides. Just save them in your google drive, open them with slides, and then start the presentation and everything will work. I’ve only used PowerPoint animations on these particular files that slides will recognize so everything will work.