Fractions in Between Activity

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Updated on Aug 26, 2013

Figuring out fractions can be a challenge! This competitive game will help your child evaluate the differences between fractions, from largest to smallest. Your child will become more comfortable converting fractions after just a few rounds. Using a calculator can be a big help, especially if the values of the fractions are complex.

What You Need:

  • Deck of cards with the face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) removed
  • Construction paper (any color)
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Scratch paper
  • Calculator

What You Do:

  1. Have one of the players create a game board by turning a piece of construction paper horizontal, or landscape. Trace two rows of three cards, with space in between. In between both rows, draw a greater than symbol (>).
  2. Ask one of the players to shuffle the cards and deal 6 of them face up in the spaces on the board. Place them down in the order they are dealt from top to bottom and left to right.
  3. Explain that the numbers on the top are the numerators, and the numbers on the bottom are denominators. Each player should determine if the statement that their cards make is true. The fractions should increase in value from left to right.
  4. If they need to, players can use the calculator and divide the numerator by the denominator to find the decimal value of the fraction. The calculator will be especially helpful with complex fractions.
  5. If the statement is correct, the player gets a point.
  6. Continue to play until the deck is finished. The player with the most points wins!

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