*** Includes a total of 20 x 4pc strips in Set A PLUS 20x3pc strips in Set BB*****
This fun activity provides a fantastic way for students to enhance their understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages in written and visual form. While they work fine on paper, print these on to cardstock and laminate to allow use year after year. I have created two sets to allow for differentiation. The second set does not include visuals and has more complex problems Being a 3pc set in a different colour (green) is useful in case the sets get mixed up! When printing multiple copies of either sets, it’s a good idea to code the back of each card in a set (ie: a,b,c, etc) in the case them getting mixed up :-)
1 player: Have the student arrange the strips and reflect upon strategies employed
2,3 or 4 players: Shuffle the set of cards and deal evenly between players. Students take turns placing a card down, making matches if possible. When a student makes the final match of a set, they get to keep the set. The winner is the student with the most sets. Shuffle and play again !
4 Players (Focus Category): Deal out the cards ensuring that each student ONLY receives one of the four categories (written fractions, decimals, percentages and visual cards). Otherwise play the same way as with the previous example. This is useful with mixed ability groups and they may also alternate categories after each round.
Allow students to use working out paper or calculators if desired. I like to have the students reflect upon their learning afterwards in order to draw connections with strategies taught previously.