Your students will love learning about and exploring fractions in this unlock the box adventure!
This collaborative puzzle solving activity will engage your students and review multiple skills.
For this activity you will need:
One large lockable box, one key lock, one directional lock, one word lock, one four digit lock, an iPad or chromebook with a QR code reader installed, a three digit lock box, and 3 lockable pencil boxes or lockable toolboxes.
Skills reviewed in this activity include: (From South Carolina 4th grade math standards)
4.NSF.1 Explain why a fraction (i.e., denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 25, 100), a/b, is equivalent to a fraction, n×a/nxb, 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.
4.NSF.2 Compare two given fractions (i.e., denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 25, 100) by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2 and represent the comparison using the symbols >, =, or <