A fun and engaging math center for partners. This is a card game where the objective is for students to compare fractions by making equivalent fractions.
The students begin by passing out 10 cards (more are given in the center so each game will be unique!) to each person. They keep their cards face down, and then flip the top one over. They compare these fractions by making equivalent fractions. The player with the larger fraction keeps both cards. The winner is the person who ends up with all of the cards.
This is common core aligned for Fourth Grade, and can be used in a Fifth Grade classroom as a review.
4.NF.1: 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 numbers and sizes of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
4.NF.2: 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.
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