This fractions Math Center Game is a great way to get your students a hands-on, engaging critical thinking game! Plus this math center fraction activity is a quick and easy way for teachers to provide meaningful learning that meets the needs of all students!
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These six fraction Magic Square puzzles have students practice matching fraction pictures to the correct fraction in number form. The fractions around the outside of the puzzle are fractions that are not in the puzzle. (Not all of the fractions are in simplest form. For example, you may see 2/6 written as such and not as 1/3.)
Fractions Magic Square #1 (halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths)
Fractions Magic Square #2 (eighths, tenths, elevenths, twelfths)
Fractions Magic Square #3 (eighths, tenths, elevenths, twelfths)
Fractions Magic Square #4 (eighths, tenths, elevenths, twelfths)
Fractions Magic Square #5 (sixths, sevenths)
Fractions Magic Square #6 (sevenths, eighths, ninths)
**These are especially challenging Magic Squares because there are no pictures indicating the correct direction for the squares to go. However, you can choose to print the differentiated version that has no numbers around the outside. This would be the easier version.**
**These work best when printed in color so you can easily check finished work, but they will also print fine in grayscale.
Fractions are part of the Common Core standards NF.3
Preparation and Storage: You will need to print off the desired number of copies. Cut the magic squares out and put them into plastic baggies for students’ use. I put each set in its own plastic baggie. Then I put all of these baggies and one original sheet in a manila envelope with the name of the activity on the front. This way I have the answer key and all materials readily available.
Directions to Play: Give students the cut-up magic square sheet. Tell them they need to put the square back together. The first time you have the students complete one of these, I suggest drawing out a 3x3 square on the board so they understand what it should look like.
Correcting Student Work: To easily check a student’s completed work, keep an original copy of the magic square sheet they are working on. This way you can immediately check to see if the fraction graphics are in the correct order or not.
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Magic Square Puzzles are great for centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE (gifted and talented education), and critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from Magic Square Puzzles. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines and you have instant learning centers that make skill practice fun and engaging.
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