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Teaching 6th grade math always seems to come with the need to review much of what students learned about in previous years, like:

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- identifying fractions
- equivalent fractions
- improper fractions and mixed numbers
**adding fractions**- subtracting fractions
- multiplying fractions

Have you found this as well? Do students need to review these things at the grade level you teach?

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- “Math teachers, do you feel like your students always need SOME kind of review?”
- 100% of responders chose “Yes, always.”

So, with the idea of review and practice in mind, I have a **quick, easy-prep game** for you, which you can actually use during your fraction addition unit.**OR**, you can use it as a center activity to keep reviewing fraction additionย during the school year.

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This game is called “Make One.” Students are dealt a hand of fraction cards, which you can access for free below, and their goal during the game is to find as many sets of fraction cards thatย **add together to equal oneย **that they possibly can.

## โ**Preparing for the Game**

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**To prep for the game:**

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- print 1-2 sets of cards per group
- cut the cards out
- laminate, if you have time;ย f you don’t have time, card stock would work well too

**Playing the Game**

2)ย Put the remaining cards face down in a pile, in the middle of the game area.

3) To begin playing, Player One puts down any combination of cards from their hand that total 1 when added, if they have any combinations. (Players may use as many cards as theyโd like to reach 1).

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- The cards should be placed face up, so other players can see what has been played.
**Example:ย**Player One couldย have 2/4ย and 3/6ย in their hand.ย This equals 1, so they can put that down (this is shown in the picture), and then continue with their turn, by following step 4, below.ย โ

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- If the player has the requested card in their hand, he/she gives it to Player One and Player One puts down their โoneโ; if not, Player One draws the top card from the pile.
- If the card drawn IS the card Player One was asking for, he/she uses it to put down the cards that equal one. Player One can continue asking players for cards/drawing cards until she/he canโt โmake oneโ.
- If the card is NOT the one that was being asked for, Player Oneโs turn is over and the player to the left takes her/his turn.
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**think about equivalent fractions**ย when being asked for a card.ย**For example**, a player may ask for 4/20. Players need to remember that if they have a fraction equivalent to 4/20 (1/5), they DO give that card to the requesting player.

**Players may want to phrase their question as โDo you have ____, or any fractions equivalent to _____?โ

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5) The game continues with each player taking their turns until a player โgoes outโ by playing his/her last card, or until the cards in the middle pile are gone.

**Additional example of how cards can be used:** Looking at the set of cards in the picture, we can see this player’s hand of cards has 5/10, 1/4, 1/4, 4/8, and 1/20.

- This player could choose to use 5/10, 1/4, and 1/4 to make 1, using up more of the cards in their hand.
- They could also choose 4/8, 1/4, and 1/4, or 5/10 and 4/8.

After playing the ‘1’ of their choice this player can then ask other players for another card to make one, like 1/2 or 19/20.

**Keeping Score**

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- Players receive 1 point for each set of cards that equal 1
- The player who โgoes outโ adds 2 extra points to their score

The player with the most points wins.

You can access these Make One cards, as well as other fraction activities, by selecting the button below.

I hope you can use these cards for some fraction practice and review!

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**Fractions: From Foundations to Operations.**