Fractions Game: Are you working with your students on the following standard: 5.NF.B.5 "Interpret multiplication as scaling" or more specifically: 5.NF.B.5.B
"Understanding that multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number, and that multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number." If so, using this game is a great way to reinforce the standard.
You can now buy this game in a bundled pack of math games by clicking HERE.
The multiplying fractions using scaling game has a snake theme and is titled "Snake Scales".
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 look closely at the fraction multiplication problem presented. They do not solve to find an exact answer. Rather, they are to decide if the answer is MORE than the whole number given, LESS than the whole number given, or EQUAL to the whole number given. For example, if the problem presented is 4 x 3/4. They would say the answer is 'less than 4". Please note that ALL problems are a whole number x a fraction or a fraction x a whole number. There are no fraction x a fraction problems. No mixed numbers are included either. Their partner will check the answer using 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 multiplying fractions as scaling game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
Please look closely at the thumbnails and preview to make sure the fractions 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. Not 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
■ Multiplying Fractions Game
■ Multiplication as Scaling (Fractions) Game
■ Dividing a Whole Number By Unit Fractions Game
■ Volume Game
■ Volume Game: Find the Missing Dimension
■ Converting Customary Measurements
■Convert Metric Measurements Game
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.