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Have you ever played the game Old Maid? My mom found this game at a garage sale, and the boys have enjoyed playing it. As I watched them play this game, I couldn’t help but think how fun this game would be to review equivalent fractions.
The concept is very simple. You find pairs until one person is left with the old maid. Change it around a little, and you are finding equivalent fraction pairs. Be the one left holding the fraction man, and whoops, you loses the game.
I decided to focus on halves, thirds, and fourths, and each one has the fraction as well as a model of it. There are even number lines for halves and fourths.
While playing the game you can lay down two fractions that are equivalent, two pictures that model the same fraction, or a fraction a model that demonstrates that fraction. These pictures
Before playing the game, I would highly recommend doing a few equivalent fraction activities.
- We have played with our food to show equivalent fractions.
- We worked through an interactive equivalent fraction book.
And other great extension options include…
- Playing a Pizza Fraction Game from Life Over C’s
- Equivalent Fraction Bump Game from Games4Gains.
- Missing Numerator Game from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
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