This activity gives students practice comparing fractions.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Mathematics - 5th Grade
Standard 1 Objective 2
Explain relationships and equivalencies among integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
Gator Pie by Louise Mathews
Background For Teachers:
Students should have had experience with finding LCD of fractions in order
to compare the two fractions. This is not an introductory activity.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude toward mathematics.
3. Reason mathematically.
See game instructions.
Possible Extensions/ Adaptations
If you have groups that you think may struggle, pull out the cards from the
deck that do not have denominators that can be changed to a 12 (for example,
pull out 2/5, 4/7…). This way, a common denominator is easy to find.
Use these cards for other activities. For example, draw two cards and add them
Use the cards to order fractions. Draw three cards and place them in order
least to greatest.
Homework & Family Connections
Send the deck of cards with a copy of the directions home for families to play.
Created Date :
Sep 03 2003 16:31 PM