Are you ready for some football?
How about a fun way for your students to practice the skills of finding equivalence, simplifying, or compare fractions? Try the math activity on this file perfect for those months before, during, and after the football season. Just print and play!
Three different sets of recording sheets and game cards are included on this file. I prefer to use the first set as an introductory, whole-class activity, and then use the second and third sets as a learning center for the remainder of the season or month.
There are two methods of play; solely dependent upon the amount of time you have available in preparation of this fun activity. One method involves game cards, where one side of a paper card has a simplifying, equivalent, or comparing problem, and the other side will have the correct answer. Students play by solving the problems that are face-up on a card, record their answers on a recording sheet, self-check the answer on the back, and if he or she is correct, they get to roll a set of dice or spin a paper-clip spinner and move down the football field in hopes of scoring a touchdown.
The second method of play eliminates the use of the game cards, thus reducing the overall preparation time. Students solve problems on their recording sheets, independently self-check the answer with the corresponding answer key, and if he or she is correct, they get to roll a set of dice or spin a paper-clip spinner and move down the football field in hopes of scoring a touchdown.
This file contains:
●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play (whole-class and learning center)
●2 Football Frenzy game boards… they differ only in the color of footballs.
●2 dice charts, one with 11 different football outcomes, one with 6 different football outcomes
●2 paper-clip spinners, one with 11 different football outcomes, one with 6 different football outcomes
●3 equivalence & simplification recording sheets with corresponding answer keys for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)
●3 comparing fractions recording sheets with corresponding answer keys for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)
●3 sets of 16 equivalence & simplification question cards and 16 corresponding answer cards
●3 sets of 16 comparing fractions question cards and 16 corresponding answer cards
●1 set of blank recording sheets and answer keys
●1 set of 32 blank question cards and 32 blank answer cards
Your students are certain to have a fun time playing this game, all the while sharpening their ability to determine equivalence, simplify, and compare fractions.
Additional Football Frenzy Math Skills & Learning Centers:
Adding & Subtracting Decimals
Adding & Subtracting "Like" Fractions
Adding & Subtracting "Unlike" Fractions
Comparing & Ordering Decimals
Division with 3- & 4-Digit Dividends
Divisibility Rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10
Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers
Multiply & Divide Decimals
Multiply & Divide Fractions
Multiply & Divide Whole Numbers
Simplifying & Comparing Fractions