This NO PREP engaging fractions lesson (with financial literacy links) is designed to help children learn or practise how to find a fraction of a number. It is designed to be played as a whole class, however would work just as well in small groups.
The aim of the game is to collect as much ‘money’ (obviously imaginary!) as possible. In each round they will be given two options (e.g. 1/3 of $21 or ¼ of $28) and must try to choose the highest amount. They choose which ever they think is highest, work it out, and record it on their sheet. If they work it out incorrectly they do not get to keep any of the ‘money’. At the end the player with the highest score / amount of money is the winner.
I award a few more of our Times Tables Trading Cards
as a prize which they love.
For those that need more support we have found it helps if they go with a partner that is able to support them.
This is a fantastic lesson to link in with financial literacy as the harder fractions are generally the highest amount. They need to decide if it’s worth the risk and attempt the harder one.
- PPT GAME
- Teacher’s Guide
- Record Sheet
- Example Record Sheet
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