I created this game as a means of engaging students in Math class through a little bit of friendly competition and a touch of sheer luck. Students compete in teams by changing mixed numbers to improper fractions, and vice versa. Once you have printed, cut and laminated the cards, you’re ready to begin!
• 64 Question cards
o 32 Improper Fractions to be changed to Mixed Numbers
o 32 Mixed Numbers to be changed to Improper Fractions
• 10 Construction cards
• Divide the class into teams (it’s up to you how many).
• Shuffle the task cards and place them face down in a pile at the front of the room.
• Player 1 from team 1 comes up and draws a card. The student must answer the question on the card. If correct, score 5 points for the team, and set the card aside. If not, student returns to his/her chair, and the card goes back in the deck.
• Player 1 of team 2 now comes up, and follows the same process as the previous student. Play continues through each team, then Player 2 from each team, and so on.
• Now for the luck - Scattered throughout the deck are construction cards. If a student pulls one of these, the team earns a letter from the word “HOUSE”. For example, the first construction card will earn an “H”, the second an “O”, and so on. The construction cards can be returned to the deck, or kept aside (your choice). The first team to spell “HOUSE” is out (the House of Cards has fallen)!