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Math 5 - Act. 07: Comparing Fractions War Card Game

Summary

This activity gives students practice comparing fractions.


Materials

Additional Resource

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.


Instructional Procedures

See game instructions.


Extensions

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 together.

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: 09/03/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018