Fraction Games

Grade Levels: 4 - 6

Objectives

  • Students will be able to use their knowledge of fractions to play games.

Materials

  • Fraction Flashcards

Procedures

  1. Divide the class into 3 teams. The first team gives the second team 2 fraction flashcards. The second team has 2 minutes to decide if the second fraction is more, less, or equal to the first fraction. The third team has 30 seconds to pass or challenge the answer.

  2. In the next round, the second team presents the fractions and the third decides if they are more, less, or equal. The first team can challenge.

  3. You will continue rotation for each round. Five points are scored for a correct answer; 5 are taken away in the challenge is wrong. 25 points wins the game.

  4. Divide the class into 2 groups, draw a tic-tac-toe grid on board, write an "x" on the right side of the board, and an "O" on the left side of the board as each goups logo. Have 1 student from each group approach board, teacher calls out question having to do with lesson, students write the correct answer as quickly as possible, teacher asks the class who is correct and why, the first student with the first correct answer, write their groups logo on the tic-tac-toe grid, the first team to get a straight line of 3 is the winning team.

  5. Competition should not be empahsized during the game. Students are told the real winning team is the one who gave the most positiove reinforcement.

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