This memory game gives students opportunity to practice converting fractions to equivalent fractions so the fractions that are being compared all have the same denominator. Then, students must match up the original card with a second card that has those fractions listed in order with the LCM as the denominator. For example, if one card has 1/2, 1/5, and 1/10, students will try to find the card that has 1/10, 2/10, and 5/10. Again, a major goal is for students to use the LCM to create equivalent fractions so it is easier to compare. I suggest using this activity before exploring adding and subtracting fractions, because this will be a great activity to prepare students for operations with fractions.
The goal of this game is to 1) Practice creating equivalent fractions 2)Find the LCM of the denominator of the fractions being compared 3)Then order the fractions from least to greatest. Students will flip one card up and try to find its match (the card that has the fractions correctly listed in order from least to greatest).
This memory game consists of 12 cards and 4 blank cards that you can create your own fractions you want students to work on.