6 different games/acitivites to make learning about ratios and proportions fun!
Students use the items in the room to write ratios in 3 different ways (1 to 2, 1:2, and ½). Then they simplify the fraction form if possible. They compare chairs to tables, boys to girls, shoes to students, tec. The final two comparisons they must create!
Battleship games (3 different Games)
Students pair up (one getting board A, one getting board B)
The questions on Board A have answers on the bottom of board B (and vice-versa). Students take turns solving a problem and telling their partner an answer. If the answer is on the ship, it’s a hit! If the answer is around the ship (in the water), it’s a miss! The first person to sink their opponent’s ship is the winner.
Game 1: Writing ratios, which ratio is greater, solving proportions, writing proportions (easier version)
Game 2: Writing ratios, which ratio is greater, solving proportions, writing proportions (harder version)
Game 3: Solving proportions (that have already been set up for them)
This game consists of squares that have both questions and answers on their four sides. Students cut them out and then work as team to match up the questions to the answers in an attempt to reconstruct the grid.
Proportions Scavenger Hunt
Kids love to get out of their seats and move around. This is a fun activity that allows them to do just that and still work on math.
How to play: Hang all the posters in random order around the room. Students either work alone or with a partner and start with any poster. They solve the question on that poster and then look for the answer they found (which is on a different poster somewhere in the room). When they find the answer they were looking for, they then solve the question from that poster and so on and so forth.
The questions are all solving proportions of varying difficulty (I like everyone to feel success). There are 20 posters and a a student worksheet for them to fill out as they work.