If you're like me, you're trying to find some new ways to continue practicing fractions! This concentration game focuses on students being able to convert mixed fractions to improper and vice versa.
The way we play in the classroom is by printing off a board (print on cardstock and laminate if you want it to really last!) and then using post-it notes in two colors we cover all the squares. Mixed fractions get one color of post-it notes while improper get the other color. I've also "shadowed" the squares on the game board for easier identification/memory for the students just getting started.
With partners, one person will pull two different colored post-its and hope they found their match - if it's a match they keep the post-its, if not they put them back and cover their squares! Much like memory, students will begin to memorize where their matches are and will get easier to identify with more practice.
We use this game at a variety of times! Sometimes we'll use it during math centers and other times during math interventions!
I have students keep their dry erase boards handy in case they need it while converting mixed fractions or dividing with improper fractions. Please notice that the fractions are not in simplified form!
I hope your students love the game as much as our class does! If there is another topic you're interested in, please let me know and I'd love to help create it for you!