Looking for a great way for students to practice division skills for those complex fraction problems?
Here is a game for 2 or more players, differentiated by levels, that will allow your 5th - 8th grade students to master these division skills.
This product includes 4 different level game boards that can be played two ways each. That means, you actually have 8 different ways to play this game.
Students will either divide the red rows by the blue columns or vice versa. After solving a problem correctly, a player receives points based on the quotient. To make sure players are performing the computations correctly, another student in the group uses a calculator to verify answers. Students quickly realize the strategy of mentally calculating quotients might get them more points the next round. The winner is the player with the highest (or lowest, if you choose) number of points.
Players can practice addition of unlike fractions and mixed numbers as well as they add up their points. The more players in a group, the faster the game will go
Eight answer keys are also included. These answer keys can be cut up and laminated so the students can check their answers following the end of the game or for a whole group discussion of patterns within division.
The preview shows the blank game board for level one. You can see the red row headers and the blue column headers that allow you to play the game two ways. I have also included the answer key for level one (red divided by blue) and the answer key for level four (blue divided by red) to give you an idea of range of the problems.
This activity aligns with Common Core State Standards for 5th, 6th & 7th grade specifically, but I have used this with my 8th graders as well to help them master their skills.
It also aligns with the following Standards for Mathematical Practice:
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.
CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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It's (Not So) Complex
by Ann Marie VanSickle
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