Equivalent Fractions Game: Trading Fractions

Amber Thomas
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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In this game, children will learn about equivalent fractions (fractions with unlike denominators) by making "Fair Trades." All the children will start out with a jumble of fractional pieces, although they all add up to the same length (1 whole strip).

If all those pieces were rearranged, you would have a strip of halves, another of thirds, sixths, eighths, and twelfths. But in order to get all like denominators, they are going to need to trade with other children.

The trick in this activity is the fact that all the pieces are drawn to scale for you. They are already arranged so that the jumble of parts on each strip actually adds up to 1 whole, and there are exactly enough of each denominator to add up to 1 whole correctly. This product will save you a lot of time trying to make your own fractional scramble!

Update! This product includes a digital version. The .pdf has a link to a Google Slides version.

This packet includes:
✅ 1 black and white manipulatives sheet for easy copying
✅ 1 color manipulatives sheet (same as above, in case you have a color printer)
✅ Instructions, including a short script to help you model game play for your students
✅ 1 sample answer sheet
✅ Tips for cleanup and storage

You will need:

► Scissors
► Small zip top bags for storage (optional)
► Cardstock (optional)

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Explain why a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 is equivalent to a fraction (𝘯 × 𝘢)/(𝘯 × 𝘣) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
Represent a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 on a number line diagram by marking off 𝘢 lengths 1/𝘣 from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size 𝘢/𝘣 and that its endpoint locates the number 𝘢/𝘣 on the number line.
Represent a fraction 1/𝘣 on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into 𝘣 equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/𝘣 and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/𝘣 on the number line.


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