Description of Game:
The "Mine Says, Whose Says?" game is an engaging and interactive way to practice or review a mathematical concept in small groups or as a whole class. In the Equivalent Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Game, students must solve their task individually and then work as a team to complete the game. This game can be used as a quick assessment or in math centers as reinforcement. Either way, students are going to have fun while they learn.
In this particular game, I have included challenging conversions for students who have mastered the basic fraction, decimal, and percent conversions. For example, included in this game are repeating decimals and percents less than 1% and greater than 100%. This is an excellent tool to challenge learners to advance to the next level of their understanding while interacting with their peers. I also encourage students to use accurate mathematical language when verbalizing their answers. For example, students must read their decimals using place value: 1.45 reads "one and forty-five hundredths". My students love playing this game and are constantly asking to try another attempt in order to beat their previous time! I hope your students love it just as much!
36 game cards
A numbered answer key for teacher convenience (the game can start with any card, however)
A sheet of blank game cards for you to include your own questions
1) Print the game cards on card stock.
2) Laminate (if desired) and cut.
3) Have fun!
How to Play:
1) Shuffle and distribute all cards to students. There are 36 cards included in this game and they all must be used every time the game is played (since the order is important). This means that if you have more cards than students, some students will receive more than one card.
2) Each game card's "Mine Says" section will include a fraction, decimal, or percent. Before starting the game, allow time for students to calculate the missing two equivalent representations of their given number. For example, if a fraction is given in this section, students must find the fraction's equivalent decimal and percent. Students will need to write down the missing numbers since one of the two missing numbers will be the number called by the previous card. (I have students write their conversions on scratch paper so they have all the numbers readily available.)
**Optional** Sometimes I have students check their answers with one classmate to ensure correct conversions before starting the game.
3) Choose any student to begin the game by reading aloud the "Whose Says?" phrase on his or her card.
4) The student with the answer will read the "Mine Says" phrase aloud. All students must agree that the answer is correct, before the same student proceeds to read aloud the "Mine Says?" phrase on the same card. My students flip their cards over after they have read their card.
5) This continues until the student who started the game reads his/her "Mine Says" phrase.
6) You may then collect the cards, shuffle them, and redistribute for another round of fun!
Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback!