Fraction Blitz is a game created to practice comparing fractions. These fractions are already simplified and the denominators do not exceed 12.
In the game students lay down their fraction card at the same time. Whichever student has the greatest fraction would explain why they have the greatest fraction and then collect the 2 cards and place them to the side. Included in the fraction cards are 3 blitz cards which means that the student who plays that blitz card must give all of their winning cards to their opponent. The winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game.
My kids LOVE this game. They ask to play it any chance they get.
The way I use this in my classroom is I divide my students into partners. Students already have "Math Partners" that I picked for them so that they are working with a classmate who is on their level. I encourage students to draw these fractions on whiteboards, use their fraction tiles, and fraction strips to assist in comparing the fractions. The winner of each round is also encouraged to say "I win this round because ____ is greater than ____."