# St. Patrick's Math Skills & Learning Center (Simplifying & Comparing Fractions)

Subjects
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Resource Types
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
3.7
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PDF (Acrobat) Document File
4.6 MB   |   61 pages

### PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Do you need a fun way for your students to practice the skills of finding equivalence, simplifying, or compare fractions? How about a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired math activity or learning center perfect for the month of March? Try the simple game on this file... just print and play!

Two different sets of recording sheets and game cards included on this file. I prefer to use the first set as an introductory, whole-class activity, and then use the second set as a learning center for the remainder of the month.

There are two methods of play; solely dependent upon the amount of time you have available in preparation of this fun activity. The first method involves game cards, where one side of a paper card has a problem related to the aforementioned skills, and the other side will have the correct answer. Students play by solving the problems that are face-up on a card, record their answers on a recording sheet, self-check the answer on the back, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move along the trail of shamrocks.

The second method of play eliminates the use of the game cards, thus reducing the overall preparation time. Students use a single die to determine problems to solve on their recording sheets, independently self-check the answer with the corresponding answer key, and if he or she is correct, they get to spin a paper-clip spinner and move along the trail of shamrocks.

This file contains:

●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play (whole-class and learning center)

●2 Shamrock Shenanigans game boards… they differ only in background colors.

●2 paper-clip spinners with 6 and 8 outcomes

●3 equivalence & simplification recording sheets with corresponding answer key for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)

●3 comparing fractions recording sheets with corresponding answer key for the students to record their answers to the various questions they will solve during the game (and for teachers to have answer documentation)

●3 sets of 16 equivalence & simplification question cards and 16 corresponding answer cards

●3 sets of 16 comparing fractions question cards and 16 corresponding answer cards

●1 set of blank recording sheets and answer keys

●1 set of 32 blank question cards and 32 blank answer cards

Your students are certain to have a fantastic time playing this game, all the while sharpening their ability to determine equivalence, simplify, and compare fractions.

Enjoy!

Additional St. Patrick’s Day Math Skills & Learning Centers:

Basic Subtraction Facts

Basic Multiplication Facts

Basic Division Facts

Basic Multiplication & Division Facts

Comparing & Ordering Decimals

Factors & Multiples

Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers

Multiply & Divide Decimals

Multiply & Divide Fractions

Multiply & Divide Integers

Multiply by 1-Digit & 2-Digit Whole Numbers

Division with 3- & 4-Digit Dividends

Simplifying & Comparing Fractions

St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Skills & Learning Centers:

Irregular Past Tense Verbs
Total Pages
61
Included
Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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