Are you working with your students on finding the least common denominator for two fractions? If you are working on the standard of adding or subtracting fractions with uncommon denominators, this game can be a great way to reinforce and practice the skill of finding a common denominator (in the case of this game, they find the least common denominator).
The fraction game has a fun donut theme and is titled "Donuts and Denominators".
NOTE: Students are not adding and subtracting fractions. They are simply presented with two fractions and students must tell the least common denominator. For example, they may land on a space with the two fractions: 3/6 and 2/4. The answer would be 12.
How does the game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will then solve the multiplication problem.Their partner will check the answer on the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 3 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
**Please, ... if you are unsure about anything with the game or you have questions, I would appreciate if you send me a message before purchasing. I want you to be happy with the activity. :-) Thank you.**
NOTE: This is a black/white game with black line graphics. There is NOT a color copy included. When I created this for my own class, I decided to make something that took few copies, something that would save my ink, something that had easy directions, and was very little prep work. :-)
This least common denominator game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
Please look closely at the thumbnails and preview to make sure the decimals I chose will work for you.
For this game, you will need a dice, game markers, the game board, the answer key, and possibly notebook paper.
Your students are sure to have fun as they play.
PLEASE... if you ever see that I made a mistake or an error on the answer key, please allow me a chance to get it corrected for you. I can usually do so very quickly. I have two sets of eyes look at everything, but we might miss something here or there. No much, but it can happen. Thank you ahead of time! It is greatly appreciated. Just send me a message on my Q and A, and I will get it taken care of.
Find other 5th Grade Math Games using these links:
■ Multiply and Divide Decimals by Powers of 10
■ Decimals Expanded Form Game
■ Decimals Place Value Game
■ Adding Decimals and Subtracting Decimals Game
■ Ordering Decimals Game
■ Rounding Decimals Game
■ Algebraic Expressions Game
■ Exponents Game
■ Multiplying Decimals Game
■ Least Common Denominator Game
■ Simplifying Fractions Game
■ Adding and Subtracting Fractions Game
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.