Get ready to Mix-Freeze-Pair with these elf fraction fun cards!
Cut apart each card. Laminate for durability and longevity. Give cards to students who mix-freeze-pair in the classroom on teacher command.
Mix means to move around the room; freeze means to stay put exactly where you are in the classroom; and pair is when you find a partner who is frozen nearby (sometimes the teacher needs to intervene and find a partner for someone who isn’t frozen next to anyone).
When paired students can:
Compare fractions as >,<, or +
Add or subtract fractions
Multiply or divide fractions
Read or write fractions
Write the decimal or percent form of the fractions
By repeating the process several times, students will get to practice different problems with a variety of peers.
To make it more challenging, when students freeze, rather than pair with one partner, you may instruct students to get in small groups of 3 or 4. Allow students to order fractions from least to greatest or add all 3 or 4 fractions.
As a center, students can do many of the above activities alone or with a partner.