This activity supports one of the MAJOR clusters for third grade of EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS. Third graders must be able to understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size and recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. This MATCH GAME will help students explain why the fractions are equivalent, by using a visual fraction model. You can also challenge students to play a MEMORY GAME once they have matched the equivalent fractions.
Directions to the Teacher: Print and cut out cards for students. You may choose to laminate for future use. Make copies of the Recording Sheet for students.
This is a great activity for a math center, math workstation, or independent practice.
16 Fraction Cards with Fraction Models