This is a "bingo" style game where players have to get 5 in a row. Sound pretty boring, right?
Well, it ain't.
Here's why: instead of just being a "one to one" correspondence game where the teacher calls out some bogus fraction (like, uh, 4/5 = ? %), this is a game where students choose from 4 numbers, create a fraction and then convert that into a percent, and then choose whatever square fulfills that percentage. Except the squares are not all exact percentages: most of them are "between 20% and 30%," etc., which means that if a student can make a fraction that can be like 2/9 or 1/4, or 7/25, etc. You get my drift?
This is a really important type game for your students because it gets them to do a lot of very important things: first, they have to do the following:
• Estimate what fraction will fill a particular square (for example, what fraction would I have to make to fill the "Between 70% and 80% square.")
• Convert the fraction into a percent using a variety of strategies (hopefully you'll let them use a calculator for the tougher ones.)
• Round off percents to the appropriate number of places (if your students are playing correctly, they'll have all sorts of percentages that are not exact....)
You can play this game as a whole class (there are 5 different boards, but since there are multiple fractions that students will make and multiple places to fill a square, you don't have to worry about two students winning at the same time.....
Comes complete with record sheets, bingo boards and 1 - 15 number cards (depending on what version you choose to play....)
This is a fun game and my students really enjoy playing it. You'll use it for years and years and years....!