Do you need a fun way for your students to practice the skills of finding equivalence, simplifying, or compare fractions? How about an Easter egg-inspired math activity or learning center perfect for the spring? Try the simple game on this file.
Two different sets of recording sheets and game cards included on this file. I prefer to use the first set as an introductory, whole-class activity, and then use the second set as a learning center for the remainder of the season or month.
There are two methods of play; solely dependent upon the amount of time you have available in preparation of this fun activity. One method involves game cards, where one side of a paper card has a problem related to the aforementioned skills, and the other side will have the correct answer. Students play by solving the problems that are face-up on a card, record their answers on a recording sheet, self-check the answer on the back, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move along the trail of colored eggs.
The second method of play eliminates the use of the game cards, thus reducing the overall preparation time. Students use a single die to determine problems to solve on their recording sheets, independently self-check the answer with the corresponding answer key, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move along the trail of colored eggs.
This file contains:
●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play (whole-class and learning center)
●2 Bunny Hop game board (both pictured)… one with designs on some of the eggs, one without designs on the colored eggs
●2 equivalence & simplification recording sheets with corresponding answer keys for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)
●2 comparing fractions recording sheets with corresponding answer keys for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)
●2 paper-clip spinners
●2 sets of 16 equivalence & simplification question cards and 16 answer cards
●2 sets of 16 comparing fractions question cards and 16 answer cards
●1 set of blank recording sheets and answer keys
●1 set of 32 blank question cards and 32 blank answer cards
Your students are certain to have a fun time playing this game, all the while sharpening their ability to determine equivalence, simplify, and compare fractions.