Organizing fractions from least to greatest is an excellent way for students to demonstrate their understanding of fractions. It's also highly engaging when you set it up as a game.
For this game, I did four particular groups:
- The first set is an introduction to the game and has 100 as the denominator for each fraction. Students practicing setting cards from least to greatest and finding the letters to enter the code.
- The next set requires more problem-solving with various large numerators and denominators. Students won't be able to cross multiply without a calculator (which I don't let them have for this activity). In the instructions, I offer a few ideas to help students determine how to arrange the fractions based on what they know.
- The third set has smaller numerators and denominators so students can practice cross multiplying.
- The last set also has smaller numerators and denominators so students can practice cross multiplying, but it gets a little trickier with negatives.
Here are the basic steps your students will complete for this digital breakout:
- Order the set of eight fractions from least to greatest (four sets total)
- Once each set is organized, students enter the eight letters on the top left corner from left to right as the lock code.
- If they're correct, they'll go to the next lock and can get the next set of cards.
- If they're wrong, the system will tell them and they'll need to go back and make some changes.