Upper Elementary and Middle School Fraction Practice
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
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
Fraction Partnering Cards
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:-)
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.
Check out the program, Fractions: From Foundations to Operations.