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Fractions galore! If you're looking for ways to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world, this is the activity for you! In this Race Car Driver Classroom Transformation, 3rd grade students will embark upon race car trip around the city where they have to solve 10 fraction activities involving fractions on number lines. Students identify fractions on a number lines, partition number lines into equal pieces, and find missing fractions on number lines.
When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:
“This would take me hours to set up.”
“This is going to cost so much money.”
“This looks so overwhelming.”
“I could never do this!”
What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?
A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.
Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a classroom transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!
✔ Plotting Fractions on Number Lines
✔ Finding Missing Fractions on Number Lines
✔ Partitioning Number Lines into Equal Parts
✔ Error Analysis: Fractions on Number Lines
✔ Identifying Fractions on Number Lines
✔ Finding the Distance Between Fractions on Number Lines
Take your students on a race car trip in your classroom! Students complete 10 number line fraction challenges that are real-world race car-themed math problems.
This math activity is perfect for 3rd graders. It aligns with 3.NF.2.
Print out all 10 places in town posters and all 10 racing challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they will be helping racing around town to complete all ten challenges! They have to find all ten places you've left around the classroom and solve the challenge at each town location. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.
Step 1: Tell your class that they are race car drivers today and will practice plotting fractions on number lines and finding the distance between fractions on number lines. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.
Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, editable name tags, editable admission tickets, and themed banner are included if you want to use them!
Step 2: Let students move around the room and solve each challenge! Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or groups. Your choice.
Step 3: When students finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included. I also reward my students with a cool racing pencil at the end.
Step 4: Most of the time, there are early or fast finishers! These kiddos get to go around the room and scan the QR codes provided! Each QR code leads to a fun fact about race cars that they can record on the sheet provided or a piece of notebook paper. This keeps everyone happy and on task!
✔ Aligns with Common Core 3.NF.2
✔ 10 Black & White and Color Posters
✔ 10 Fractions on Number Lines Math Challenges
✔ Editable Challenge Paper
✔ Recording Sheet
✔ 20 Number Line Fraction Challenges (2 versions of 10 challenges each)
✔ Answer Keys Included
✔ Instructions for Kids and the Teacher
✔ Certificate of Completion
✔ Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”
✔ Editable Name Tags
✔ Tips to Make the Race Car Day Even More Fun!
✔ Door Decorations and Banner
✔ Learning Targets
✔ Editable Admission Tickets
✔ Clickable Table of Contents for Easy Use
✔ Digital Version Included for Use with Google Slides™
There is an editable challenge paper included. This means if one of the challenges doesn't work for your classroom, you can make your own! There are ten pre-made challenges included for you to use but we all know sometimes changes are necessary to best fit your classroom :) These challenges are aligned to Common Core and TEKS.
This version has students identify fractions on number lines.
This version has students find the distance between two fractions on number lines.
I like to print off some of the challenge pages from Version #1 and some of the challenge pages from Version #2 so students get a mix of solving both types of problems. For example, I may use 5 challenges from version #1 and 5 challenges from version #2.
This is a perfect review activity before giving a number line fraction assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. The QR codes add in technology as well. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!
These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, center rotations, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), digital theme days, end of year themed days, classroom transformation kits, printables, and so much more! These math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom.
You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next classroom transformation! These hands on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.
You may also like this It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each third grade classroom transformation aligns with.
I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.
With remote learning taking center stage in our communities, a digital version is now included! It's compatible with Google Slides™ and can be completed 100% digitally. That means no making copies and less prep for you!
First, invite your students into a video call on whatever learning platform your school district uses. Set the scene and tell your class online what themed day they will be completing.
Then, assign your students the Google Slides™ activities that come with this digital classroom transformation. Each digital classroom transformation is interactive and has movable pieces for students to enjoy playing with. Every activity can be modified for what works best in your classroom! A digital cover page, digital recording sheet, 10 digital challenges, and a digital certificate are included in the Google Slides file.
Finally, as a digital reward, students are invited to play the self-checking game that shows them fun facts about race cars. It's engaging, interactive, and a great way to motivate students throughout the digital room transformation while completing distance learning.
✔ Instructions for the Teacher
✔ Instructions How to Assign in Google Classroom Individually or in Teams
✔ 10 Google Slides Challenges
✔ Digital Answer Key for Teacher or Self-Checking
✔ Digital Self-Checking Reward Game
✔ Videos Explaining Best Practice /How To Set It Up
✔ Digital Tips and Tricks
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ACCESS?
-The digital version was created with Google Slides™.
-This means you will need a Google email to make a copy for your Google Drive.
-You can assign these games by assigning them in Google Classroom or send them via email to students.
So choose which version works best for your classroom -- print, digital, or a combination of both!
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Looking for more Math Classroom Transformations that relate to real-world mathematics? Check out the whole series here!
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