Dividing unit fractions and whole numbers through models and word problems can be tricky, especially for 5th graders. If your students need more practice and exposure to this sometimes difficult standard this, “I have, who has” game is perfect!!
“I have, who has” has always been a favorite of mine as well as my students. It’s low prep and up to 20 students can play at a time or as few as 4 to 5 at a center/small group intervention.
Just print, cut on the dotted lines, laminate (for repeated use if desired) and shuffle cards.
Give one card to each student in your class/group (or more) depending on size. The student who has the card that says, “I have the first card,” begins by reading their card.
The rest of the players continue playing in order of the clues on the cards.
This is a fun and engaging activity for whole groups or even smaller groups (student will just have more cards to play).
Students will stay interested and engaged as to keep the momentum moving along quickly and smoothly. Attentive listening is key to the success of the game!
Use as a mid-unit informal check in to see where students are at, a culminating activity for the unit or a spiral game throughout the year.
This game is aligned to fifth grade math curriculum where students are asked to divide unit fractions and whole number and whole numbers and unit fractions through word problems and various models.
Texas 5.3J and 5.3L
Common Core 5.NF.B.7a and 5.NF.B.7b