Get ready for some BINGO! But this isn’t just any BINGO game, this one has a twist that will get your students excited about fractions (yes, I said fractions and excited in the same sentence). In this game, students will practice identifying fractions with denominators up to sixths. The extension activity also enables students to identify equivalent fractions. The pack includes 2 unique game boards.
EACH PARTNER GROUP WILL NEED:
1 BINGO board
2 sets of different color counters
HOW TO PLAY:
» Player #1 rolls both dice and puts them together to make a fraction. Instruct students to always make the larger number rolled the denominator.
» Player #1 finds the fraction they rolled on the game board and covers it with your color counter. If that fraction is on the board more than once, they can choose which location to cover, but they can only cover one.
» Player #2 rolls the dice and locates their fraction the same way.
» Play continues with each player taking turns. HERE’S THE EXCITING TWIST: If a player gets a fraction that is already covered by their partner, they get to ROB that spot by removing their partners counter and putting down their counter!
» Game continues until a player gets BINGO. The FREE space is open for both players.
As students progress in their understanding of fractions, allow students to use equivalent fractions in the game. For example, if a student rolls the fraction 2/4, they can cover the fraction 1/2 or even 3/6.