This classic "Go Fish" Game focuses on using greatest common factor and the distributive property to rewite numerical expressions. This activity is designed as a classroom stations for groups of four. However, students could play in pairs or in larger groups. It works perfectly in stations as it is easily differentiated. As my students are rotating from one station to the next, I can grab the stack of cards and remove some pairs to modify the game for a lower level group. 24 cards are included.
For best results, print on card stock and laminate before cutting apart. Student directions are included. I recommend laminating them to keep at the station.
Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2)..
Common Core Middle School Math Stations and Games - "Go Fish" Distributive Property
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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