Engaging Fraction Games and Activities

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Upper Elementary and Middle School Fraction Practice

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Ready for some engaging fraction games and activities to help upper elementary and middle school math students master those fraction concepts?

In my last fraction post, I summed up the different fraction content posts I’ve written over the years. These included a series about fraction basics, as well as a few posts about fraction operations.

Today’s post is a collection of the fraction games and activities posts, to again give you a type of index of the fraction activities here on the blog.

Just select the links to head to the posts you’re interested in!


Fraction Card Games and Activities

Fraction Krypto: this is a very easy, low-prep game. Just put 5 fraction cards up (or even write 5 fractions on the board) and students use the fraction operations to hit the target number of 1. Examples and detailed explanation are included in the post.

Playing Fraction ‘War’:  this is a great game to practice comparing and ordering fractions, as well as identifying equivalent fractions. Students can play in groups of 2 or 3.

Playing Go Fish with Fraction Cards:  just like the traditional Go Fish card game, students play this fraction version by asking other players for fractions equivalent to their own. Then they ‘go fish’ if they don’t get the card they ask for. This is fantastic equivalent fraction practice! Directions and examples are in the post.

Quick and Easy Game for Adding Fractions: Make One:

Make One is another fraction card game where students must ask players for certain fraction cards (or cards equivalent to the fraction card). In this game, they’re asking for cards that will help them to ‘make one’ when added to a card(s) in their hand. You can access these cards through the post.

Fraction – Decimal Dice Game

Playing ‘Decimal Dice”~ Converting Fractions to Decimals:  This is such a popular and challenging game! This fraction game is kind of like Yahtzee, but requires students to convert fractions to decimals in order to get their scores. It’s pretty detailed, and students need several examples, but it provides EXCELLENT practice. Students can play with a partner or with a larger group.

Fraction Partnering Cards

Reviewing Fractions Throughout the School Year: A Quick Way to Practice Fraction Concepts Any Time of Year:
This fraction post explains how to use fraction partnering cards or grouping cards when you want to randomly group students. This fraction activity can be used ANY time of year, especially when you’re NOT teaching fractions, as a way to bring fractions into math class in a different way. Using fraction cards that focus on different concepts helps students keep fractions fresh all year:-)

fraction review toolkit

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A few of the posts described here include a free fraction game or activity download (or two), which can be accessed by registering for the free Fraction Review Toolkit.

Want even more fraction and fraction operation content and materials all in one place?
Check out the program, Fractions: From Foundations to Operations.

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  • All subject areas in 4th and 5th grades
  • Math, ELA, and science in 6th grade (middle school)

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