This is an engaging game that gives students practice on various fraction skills in a fun, collaborative way. In "Boom Bags," students work on with 2-4 students to play the game. Without looking, Student A will pull a card out of the bag. Every student works on the problem. If Student A gets it correct, this student keeps the card. If he or she gets it incorrect, place it back in the bag.If a person draws a “Boom” or a “Kaboom” card, that person places all of his/her cards back in the bag and loses a turn. The students keep playing until the teacher says, “Time’s up!”
In this particular Boom Bags game, the skill set is fractions. There are 12 fraction cards included in the product, along with 6 boom cards, and a set of directions. Students will practice the following fraction skills:
-converting to an improper fraction
-converting to a mixed number
-adding unlike fractions/mixed numbers
-subtracting unlike fractions/mixed numbers
-multiplying a whole number by a fraction
My students LOVE playing this game, and it can be adapted to ANY skill type--math or ELA! I usually just decorate a brown paper bag as my "boom bag." You can laminate the cards. You can even put the answers on the back of each card so that students can self-check.