Equivalent Fractions - Sequence Card Game for Math Centers

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Equivalent Fraction Sequence is much like the name implies, you need to try and match up 4 equivalent fractions on your game board before your other teammates. Students will enjoy a fun game of cards while learning valuable skills about fractions and how they relate to one another.

This beautifully designed product includes:

52 different fraction cards
2 of each for a total of 104 cards (2 decks)
There are 50 different fraction cards
2 different special cards (added strategy)

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To play fraction sequence you first need to print everything off. It looks best in color, but just fine in black and white. This product was designed to have double sided playing cards, which is why when you open the PDF file there are upside down cards with the word “Fraction Sequence” on them. When printing the file you’ll want to print the game boards separate from the game cards because you’ll want to choose “print double sided” for the game cards. You may need to tweak your print settings if the “Faction Sequence” side still prints upside down. After their printed, it’s recommended you laminate them to increase durability or print them on heavier card stock.

This card game goes as large as fractions with a numerator of 24 and a denominator of 36, but many single digit fractions are also included, like 1/4, 2/3, 4/6 etc. Every card has a shaded shape version to help the student visually understand what that fraction represents.

How to Play

Distribute one game board to each player. Shuffle the deck of cards. You can use one deck of 52 or all 104 if you have more players. If you have more than 4 players you’ll need to print additional game boards. However, the game boards are optional and are not required to play. They serve as a guide for keeping player cards organized.

Once the cards are shuffled, distribute 4 out to each player. Return the rest of the deck to the center and draw the top card. Place it face up to start the discard pile.

Players will sort through their cards and lay their four cards all visible facing up for everyone to see. Being able to see one another's progress makes this game all the more challenging because players can use special cards to delay one another’s progress when they see someone close to making a sequence.

Each turn a player will either draw a card from atop the deck or from the atop the discard pile. The player will then choose a card to put back in the discard pile at the end of their turn so they always end a turn with four cards. A player cannot retrieve a “Switch” or “Choice” card once it is placed in the discard pile.If the deck of cards runs out then all discarded cards can be reshuffled and drawn again.

The goal of the game is to be the first to get a equivalent fraction sequence, which is where you have 4 cards in order that are all equivalent to one another, like 1/2, 3/6, 4/8, and 5/10. Each playing card has the fraction displayed large in the center, two smaller versions in the corners, a printed word version in the right top corner, and a shaded shape version in the bottom left corner.

There are two types of special cards in the game, the Switch card and the Choice card. The Switch card allows a player to take a card from another player that they want or to delay another players sequence and add to their own sequence. The Choice card when played allows a player to speed up their search for the right cards for their sequence by drawing five cards and choosing the one card that they want the most and discarding the rest. Once the action of the “Switch” or “Choice” card is complete it must be discarded to the bottom of the discard pile and it cannot be retrieved until the deck runs out and the discard pile is shuffled.

When a player has successfully completed a turn with four equivalent fractions on their game board they can proclaim themselves the winner. There are many other ways of playing this game. Only one possibility was explained above. You can make it into a matching game, fraction war, Uno, or just use them as flash cards for teaching fractions.

You can print as many sets as you need for your class. A great game to use for math centers or to reinforce skills after lessons. If you wish to distribute the game to other teachers classrooms, please purchase a multi user license.

This product is my own creation. It's a combination of the board game "Sequence" and various card game types. All designs used in this product were made by GowmanAG designs. Please credit me when referencing this game to others.

If you have issues getting the cards to print double sided, let me know. If you want, I can send you a version that is single sided. Feedback appreciated. Enjoy!

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Equivalent Fractions - Sequence Card Game for Math Centers
Equivalent Fractions - Sequence Card Game for Math Centers
Equivalent Fractions - Sequence Card Game for Math Centers
Equivalent Fractions - Sequence Card Game for Math Centers