This activity is a great center, fast finisher, or challenge activity. My students really enjoyed this. Since there are three levels, everyone could participate and pick their appropriate level. You can copy the pages for each child or print them on card stock, copy, cut and laminate for a long lasting center.
Three differentiated fraction and decimal equivalent puzzles.
The three levels are:
3x3 squares which focuses on tenths, halves, fourths, and fifths.
4x4 squares which focuses on tenths, halves, fourths, and fifths, thirds, and eighths.
5x6 or 5x5 squares which focuses on tenths, halves, fourths, and fifths, thirds, eighths, twelfths, sixteenths, and some twentieths and hundredths.
The students not only have to convert the decimals to fractions and vice versa, but also use strategy to match up the correct squares so that all sides are correct.
It is a fun and strategic way to reinforce the process and have them practice it multiple times without being in a worksheet format.