This product contains:
--- Game 1 - Halves, Quarters, Fifths, Eighths, Tenths (59 cards)
--- Game 2 - Quarters, Sixths, Ninths, Twelfths (61 cards)
Each game contains a fraction card and a picture card that have to be matched. You can see the format of these in PREVIEW.
This is the activity you need when the fraction concept is still being developed. Fractions are an abstract concept and some kids find them difficult.
I teach intervention now and fractions are a constant need for some kids. I developed these two sets so I could use the cards in lots of ways. Once my kids can match the cards to the fraction they are ready to play the game, but I also get them ordering the fractions, writing fractions from the picture and playing Memory with just a few pairs. You just match this resource to the needs you have.
I use them as a game for the beginning of RTI and it sets up a great atmosphere for an intense session. You can also use them for the last few minutes of a session. It is the perfect game to give to a teaching assistant or a parent. The rules are simple and it's the repetition that addresses the skill deficits. They more they play, the more they learn about fractions.
In a class I would put both games in a Maths Centre or use them for small group rotations. The game is certainly the fun element of fractions, so they will be a hit however you use them.