I grew up playing the game of SPOONS with family and friends. I created this game to help support students learning basic fraction concepts with fun and competitive twist.
I've included a second sheet with directions, explaining the original game of spoons. The "reverse side" gives an explanation of "SPOONS with a Math Twist: Fraction Fun"
Similar to the traditional game of spoons, each students starts with 4 (or 3) cards. One player begins with the remaining pile of cards, and continues to pass the cards around the table. Keeping only 4 (or 3) cards in their hand at any given time, students work to gather 4 (or 3) cards with he same fraction in the multiple representations. The game is then played like traditional SPOONS.
The cards can be shuffled and re-dealt for yet another round.
This template is designed to be printed on a thicker card stock. Using a straight edge or scissors, cut on the lines provided to create the playing cards.
**The printable directions &" reverse-side "Math Twist" were originally used on student take-home favors: filled with plastic spoons, a deck of playing cards, and the fraction cards. It made for a great-end-of-club farewell favor!