This activity has students playing a bingo game to better understand Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Mathematics - 5th GradeStandard 1
Students will expand number sense to include integers and perform operations with whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
- Some manipulative such as Fraction Circles for modeling mixed numbers and
- Bingo game board for each student
- Set of improper fraction cards
- Game board markers
- Prizes for winners
The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book by Jerry
Mixed Number and Improper Fraction Bingo
Background For Teachers:
Some work with renaming from one form to the other should have taken place
before playing the bingo game. It is useful to look at models of renaming between
the forms, instead of going straight to the abstract computation of it. This
helps students develop a better understanding of the process.
This sample shows modeling with rectangles. This is a great use for Fraction
Circles or Fraction Factory pieces as well as any handmade equivalent fraction
sets. Don’t leave out the modeling! When making the connection to the
symbolic make sure to discuss the fraction bar as another division symbol.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
3. Reason mathematically.
Invitation to Learn
BINGO WITH PRIZES!
See bingo game attachment.
Have two versions of the game, one changing improper to mixed and vice versa.
Also, use the numbers to create a mixed number/improper fraction concentration
Homework & Family Connections
Mixed Number/Improper Fraction Concentration Game. Have each student find a
recipe that calls for quantities such as 1 cup of sugar and have them change
those amounts to improper fractions.
Created Date :
Sep 03 2003 16:31 PM