Students often need extra practice with adding fractions, especially when they aren't technically learning about it any more....those fractions pop up in so many situations!
Teaching 6th grade math always seems to come with the need to review much of what students learned about in previous years, like:
Have you found this as well? Do students need to review these things at the grade level you teach?
Just to be sure I wasn't the only one thinking students always need some fraction review, I put a quick poll on Instagram:
So, with the idea of review and practice in mind, I have a quick, easyprep 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 addition during the school year. 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 that add together to equal one that they possibly can. Preparing for the Game
As I said, the prep is quick. The PDF with the cards includes 36 fraction cards, which should be good for one group of 34 players; for 5 or more players, you may want to make 2 copies of each page to give you a deck of 72 cards.
To prep for the game:
Playing the Game
1) Deal 5 cards to each player.
2) 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 they’d like to reach 1).
4) Player One may then ask any other player for a specific card that could be used to ‘make one’ when added to a card (or cards) in his/her hand.
5) The game continues with each player taking their turns until a player ‘goes out’ 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.
Keeping Score
Once a player 'goes out', players tally their scores:
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! To Read Next:
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