This activity asks students to decorate a group of snowmen by following a set of directions. There are twelve blank snowmen and students have to use their knowledge of equivalent fractions to determine how to decorate them. This activity is both challenging and fun for the students as they decorate their little snow-people.
This activity can be used with the fourth grade common core standard:
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
This activity may even be used (with some guidance) with third graders who need to be challenged, or fifth graders who need a review.