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Are you working with your students on adding and subtracting fractions with uncommon denominators? If you are working on the standard, using this game is a great way to reinforce finding common denominators, converting to a mixed number when necessary, and then simplifying if needed.
You can now buy this game in a bundled pack of math games by clicking HERE.
The fraction game has a fun football theme and is titled "Football Fractions".
NOTE: This game is mostly made up of problems that do NOT require converting the answer to a mixed number and then simplifying. Most are just finding a common denominator and then adding and subtracting. About 5 require simplifying, and about 3 require converting to a mixed number. I believe 2 require both to offer an extra challenge.
How does the game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will then add or subtract the fractions. They will convert it to a mixed number and simplify if necessary. Their partner will check the answer using the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 3 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
**Please, ... if you are unsure about anything with the game or you have questions, I would appreciate if you send me a message before purchasing. I want you to be happy with the activity. :-) Thank you.**
NOTE: This is a black/white game with black line graphics. There is NOT a color copy included. When I created this for my own class, I decided to make something that took few copies, something that would save my ink, something that had easy directions, and was very little prep work. :-)
This simplifying fractions game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
Please look closely at the thumbnails and preview to make sure the fractions I chose will work for you.
For this game, you will need a dice, game markers, the game board, the answer key, and possibly notebook paper.
Your students are sure to have fun as they play.
PLEASE... if you ever see that I made a mistake or an error on the answer key, please allow me a chance to get it corrected for you. I can usually do so very quickly. I have two sets of eyes look at everything, but we might miss something here or there. No much, but it can happen. Thank you ahead of time! It is greatly appreciated. Just send me a message on my Q and A, and I will get it taken care of.
Find other 5th Grade Math Games using these links:
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.