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Spoons Game {Math} Decomposing Fractions [4NF3]

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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72 playing cards
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Spoons Math Game - Students will decompose proper fractions in multiple ways.

If you're looking for easy prep numeracy activities for independent work during differentiated math instruction, look no further! This highly engaging Spoons card game will have your students reinforcing math skills and having a blast!

Kids love the fast paced competition! Teachers love the ease of preparation! Just print, laminate, and cut. Games store easily in bags, boxes, or envelopes. Spoons not included.

This game addresses standard 4NF3.

The game cards include a concept card with a fraction, and three addition expressions for each matching set. See the preview for examples.

72 playing cards

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8.
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
Understand a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 with 𝘢 > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/𝘣.


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