Do you need a fun way for your students to practice the skill of adding and subtracting fractions or mixed numbers with like denominators? How about a Valentine's math activity or learning center perfect for the month of February? Try Cupid's Candy Heart Dart, the simple game on this file that students will talking about for months... just print and play!
Three different sets of recording sheets and game cards are included on this file. I prefer to use the first set as an introductory, whole-class activity, and then use the second and third sets as a learning center for the remainder of the season or month. An additional file with Sets 4, 5, & 6
is available for purchase to extend the fun well throughout the season.
There are two methods of play; solely dependent upon the amount of time you have available in preparation for this fun activity. Students play by solving the problems on game cards or recording sheets, self-check their answers using provided answer keys, and if correct, they move along the trail of conversation hearts.
This file contains:
●suggested procedures and management for both methods of play (whole-class and learning center)
●2 Cupid’s Candy Heart Dart game boards… one with festive messages, one without.
●2 paper-clip spinners with 6 and 8 outcomes
●3 adding fractions recording sheets with corresponding answer keys 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 subtracting fractions recording sheets
●3 sets of 16 adding fractions question and answer cards
●3 sets of 16 subtracting fractions question and answer cards
●1 set of blank recording sheets and answer keys
●1 set of 32 blank question and answer cards
Your students are certain to have a blast playing this lovely game, all the while sharpening their ability to solve sums and differences of fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators.