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# Fraction Sort Game: Comparing and Ordering Using Benchmark Fractions

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This Fraction Sort Game will build reasoning and estimation skill for students as they learn to compare and order fractions.

Each student is given a game mat and a deck of 10 fraction cards. Students sort the fractions into one of five buckets:
✓Close to Zero
✓Less than Half
✓Exactly Half
✓More than Half
✓Almost One Whole

By sorting fractions in this way, students will be able to develop their own strategies for judging the size of a fraction. Build in a discussion after each round of the game and you'll hear kids say "I know a fraction is close to one whole when the numerator and denominator are very close together" or "I put this fraction in the 'more than half' bucket because I know half is 4/8 so 5/8 would be more than half." The game lends itself to rich dialogue and countless opportunities for discovery.

This product includes:
⇒Game Implementation Guide
⇒Game Mat
⇒8 Decks of 10 Fraction Cards (80 total cards)

This game can be used whole group, as a math center, or as a challenge activity for early finishers.

Use it before you teach students other methods of comparing fractions (i.e. draw a picture, common denominators, etc.) and you will see the substantial difference in their number sense when using other strategies.

The game is designed for 3rd- 5th grade, but could also be used for any fraction unit in 6th or 7th grade where students need a better conceptual understanding of the size of fractions.

Love this game?
Here's the same game with Mixed Numbers:
Fraction Sort Game: Comparing and Ordering Mixed Numbers

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3-Game Fraction Bundle

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This game fits perfectly with this complete lesson packet:
Comparing and Ordering Fractions Using Benchmark Fractions

Check out other amazing fraction resources from The Number Diva:
What is a Fraction? Part of a Whole and Part of a Set
Fractions on a Number Line
Equivalent Fractions with Modeling
Simplifying Fractions
Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line
Comparing and Ordering Fractions with Like Denominators or Numerators
Comparing and Ordering Fractions by Finding a Common Denominator
Understanding Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions through Modeling
Converting Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions
Fraction Sorting Game: Equivalent Fractions
Fraction Matching Game: Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

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Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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