A Connect 4 type game based on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with fractions. The first game board involves 'proper' fractions calculations(although answers can be mixed numbers). The second game board involves mixed number calculations.
Useful as a plenary after lessons on Calculating Fractions and Percentages.
Resource written following template in ATM Mathematical Treasure Hunts publication. Activity practises/revises use of power, square root , fraction and bracket buttons on scientific calculator. Rounding to 1 dp is also involved. Cards need printing and sticking up around classroom. Pupils/pairs of pupils are given a starting point then find the six cards that make a cycle.
Students have a selection of questions of calculating with fractions and mixed numbers. Students have a set time limit to gain as many points as they can - they get more points for more difficult questions. I usually run this as an individual game but when there is a mixed ability class I pair the students up - weaker with stronger so that both members can contribute points to the score.
Snakes and ladders; but with fractions; and dodecagonal dice: sum the negatives *and* positives before you make *your* move! Yes, you too can practice: * calculating equivalent fractions, so you can translate the * fractions on the * faces of the dodecagonal dice you made and hence * calculate the sum of the * positive and negative fractions on respective faces of each and hence * make your correct directed fraction move! equivalent fractions | adding & subtracting fractions | directed number | nets | dodecagons | properties of solids
A fun game that can be played in pairs. Students look to win boxes with their final scores calculated by the total contents of all their boxes. However, to get their score they will need to add all their fractions together, leading to a fun way to learn! The grid can be laminated and board pens used, to allow this resource to be used over and over again. A greater starter to check prior learning or a fun way to check their understanding at the end of a lesson. TO PLAY You move by connecting two dots with a horizontal or vertical line. When you place the last ‘wall’ of a single box, the box and its contents are yours. The players move in turn, but whenever a player takes a box they must move again. The board game ends when all the boxes have been taken.
Used to reinforce converting between Fractions, Decimals and Percentages in high school (ages 13 - 16). Played in small groups (2 - 4). Works well on A3 paper. Can be useful to have one calculator for each group to check answers - if the calculator moves ahead of the person having their throw then everyone gets to reinforce converting with and without a calculator.
This is a double lesson for Probability, it starts with a multiplication starter. The probability words are then introduced and an answer sheet is embedded for the students to write their own sentences on (they generally struggle with evens, don't allow them to have weather). A power point is embedded to introduce the number line and the students have to work out where the images or Yoda and Elvis go (it may sound odd but it will be more obvious when you see it!) There are parts where the students can come up to the board and put the fractions/percentages and decimals in the correct place (if you print these pages out, everyone can do them). There are questions on throwing dice and pulling coloured balls out of a bag which can be done practically. The Monty Hall problems is included with videos, then the game is on a few slides along with a game linked to the net. The plenary gets the students into groups at the front of the class and they have to work out if they are correct.
This CSI themed fraction activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve fraction problems and puzzles. Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Who stole the lunch? This case includes Clue 1: Calculating fractions of a whole number. Clue 2: Ordering fractions from biggest to smallest Clue 3: Simplifying fractions Clue 4: Improper fractions to proper fractions Clue 5: Addition of fractions Answer sheets are included Can your class solve all of the clues? Enjoy
Using connect 4 game rules to increase engagement for pupils to calculate equivalent fractions.
Fractions Bingo This is a game of equivalent fractions bingo. It involves simplifying fractions. There are 60 different bingo cards for the students and 30 equivalent fractions for you to draw out of a hat. The game can be printed in colour or will work just as well in black and white. You can laminate it if you want to reuse it, or just play it on paper. All the answers are included on a separate answer sheet. It could also be used as a matching activity by laying out all the cards on the table and having the children find the equivalent fractions to put on top of their boards. Each child will need their own set of matching cards. Preparation Cut out as many bingo cards as you need – one for each child. It doesn’t matter if you don’t use all the cards. The game will still work. Either cut out the individual equivalent fraction cards so that you can draw them randomly from a hat. Or just print the page and cross them off as you say them. If you want to save time, don’t cut the bingo cards, just give each child 1 page with 2 cards on it and then play 2 games. Playing the game Draw out a fraction from the hat and say it out loud. Put it to the side so that you don’t call the same one again. The children try to find the equivalent fraction on their board and if they have it they cross it out. It can be played without a calculator. You can either play first person to make a line of 3, or first person to cross out their whole board. Someone will definitely cross off their whole board after you have read out all 30 fractions, but probably before that! The very earliest someone could win is after 9 cards are read out. This document is 34 pages in total. For my other resources, please go to Maths Shop Keywords: game, fun maths, bingo, fractions, equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions.
Choose 9 numbers from a grid of 16. 3 different games. All answers included. (The %s are the multiples of 10 and 15 & 25).
A simple but effective game which revises different topics in maths. Pupils play in teams. They choose an area (eg ratio) from the game board. The PowerPoint will throw up a question about the chosen area and reveal the answer when clicked. This activity can easily last a whole one hour lesson. Pupils enjoy the competitive element. It can be used as a ‘fun’ way to revise maths in preparation for the KS2 SATs. Categories in the game: calculation, reading scales, algebra, perimeter, area, angle, fractions, decimals, percentages, data handling (pie charts, line graphs), measure, co-ordinates etc.
An activitiy which can be used a way of providing differentiated questions in class. Pupils to pick 3 questions from the noughts and crosses grid to answer must form a line of 3. Can be used for pupils to answer 3 as an individual or play as a game of noughts and crossses between a pair. Percentages.
Equivalent Fractions, Rearranging Formula, Order of Operations, Adding and subtracting and adding negative numbers; this bundle has 5 card games for the price of 3. That’s a 40% discount. The pack contains the following games: • Rearranging Race | card game to practice rearranging equations • Operations Rummy | advanced card game to practice the order of operations • Calculation Switch! | card game for the practice of positive integer calculation • Negative Switch! | card game on negative and positive integer calculation • Fraction Fishing & Solitaire | card game to practice the recognition of equivalent fractions
This resource is a collection of ideas to help students work on multiplying and dividing fractions. Including: Multiplying Fractions 4 in a Line Game This activity is to give students a chance to review multiplying fractions by fractions in a fun game activity. They must play in pairs to multiply fractions until they get four blocks in a row. Multiplying Fractions & Discovering Reciprocals This matching activity encourages students to think about a more varied set of situations where we need to multiply fractions, including multiplying fractions by integers and the need for cancelling. It is then followed with an activity that leads students from multiplying fractions to thinking about how to find pairs of fractions that multiply to make 1 - i.e. to discovering reciprocals. Multiplying & Dividing Fractions Match This activity focuses on helping students to recognise equivalent calculations. They have to match calculations that result in the same answer, by noticing that multiplying by a fraction is the equivalent of dividing by its reciprocal. Dividing Fractions Missing Numbers Puzzle This activity requires students to work out the missing numbers to make a series of statements about dividing fractions true. It progresses to include some cases of division with mixed numbers. All activities include answers.
This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions. There are four clickable games in this PowerPoint. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students must get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross. The questions involve increasing and decreasing by percentages, fractions of, sharing in ratio etc. The games become increasingly more difficult but they are still reasonable enough for mental calculations (or students can use a calculator). Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. One team never has two turns in a row ie they never win two Os or two Xs in a row. If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class. If you need to start the game again then click on the “Main Menu” button and start again. You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment. There are four games here. There are two PowerPoints included (one using pounds, the other dollars). Each PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint …… so please be PATIENT). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers on it (pounds and dollars) if you want to print it out, but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot. If you like this then there are plenty of other Mathematics Noughts and Crosses games in my shop - more are on the way - as well as many other mix-and-match, sequencing, flash cards and ordering manipulatives for Mathematics. There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games in my shop. Why not check it out. You will also find many other resources including, sequencing resources, mix-and-match activiites, 3-Level-Guides etc. Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)
Early finishers activities and starter tasks BUNDLE of puzzles worksheets and decimals place value games, made for KS2 Maths / Numeracy (Year 5 and 6), and KS3 (Year 7) for revision. 19 fun, no-prep Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes puzzles (and answer keys) plus differentiated Four in a Row game boards and cards for place value understanding and ordering of decimal numbers to 2 and 3 decimal places. Ideal starters, warm ups, early finishers challenges and homework activities. Fractions Puzzles Included: Puzzles 1 and 2: Equivalent Fractions Puzzle 3: Fractions in Simplest Form / Simplifying Fractions Puzzle 4: Fractions of Quantities / Amounts (Unit Fractions) Puzzle 5: Fractions of Quantities / Amounts (Harder) Puzzle 6: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions **Decimals Puzzles included: ** Ordering Decimals (Easier 1 star version) Ordering Decimals (More challenging 2 star version) Mental Addition and Subtraction of Decimals (Easier 1 star version) Mental Addition and Subtraction of Decimals (More challenging 2 star version) Multiplying Decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 Dividing Decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 Multiplying Decimals using Times Tables Facts **Percentages Puzzles included: ** Decimal and Fraction Equivalents Percentages of Quantities / Amounts (Easier 1 star version) Percentages of Quantities / Amounts (More challenging 2 star version) Percentage Increases Percentages Decreases Price Increases and Decreases by percentages (Pound AND dollar versions) An engaging alternative to worksheets, these no prep puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities. They can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. These puzzles are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a maths-related word to be revealed after completing the calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a decimals, fractions or percentages calculation and a letter. Students circle any boxes containing errors. Then they put together the letters from the remaining boxes to reveal a maths word. On some puzzles there is a further challenge question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word. Students often forget or avoid checking their own work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking the calculations in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. For more information on the Decimals Four in a Row Games, please click on the individual resource pack. Please explore my TES store for more Maths puzzles for different concepts. Some of my other popular KS2 Maths resources: 6 Differentiated Four in a Row Games for Fractions of Amounts 54-Card Active Game / Treasure Hunt for Fractions of Amounts 54-Card Active Game / Treasure Hunt for Adding and Subtracting Decimals to One Place Mental Maths Bundle Year 5 Year 6 Multiplication / Division Bundle Angles / Symmetry Activities Bundle Thank you for your interest in my resources. I hope your students enjoy using them. I would be grateful for a review if you get a spare moment. Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary (and some Secondary) Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons.
Kids from 3rd-5th grade will love the 42 pages of baseball themed worksheets. You will find a fit for any ability in your class. Fractions: from beginning to difficult. There pages on basic color fraction problems, and there are pages on simplifying fractions and adding different 2-digit denominators. The fraction word problems are baseball-themed. Decimals: There are pages of adding decimals, fill-in the missing decimals, and read and write the decimal. Percents: This is my favorite section because it includes a Percent Circle Guide (instructions on how to use the percent circle). No teacher should be without one when teaching the most simple way to calculate percent word problems. Also, the word problems have a baseball theme. Kids will love it! Common Core aligned. You’ll find tons of fun math products in My Shop.
This versatile game motivates students to improve their basic calculation skills, since their peers will correct any errors. It can be used repeatedly as a lesson starter, as a revision lesson, or an end of term activity. It can be adapted to suit different ability levels, so can be used with mixed ability classes. You set the pace of increasing skill needed, either for a whole class or for individual groups. Initial preparation time is certainly repaid by the repeated use of the cards, and student interest is kept high with changes to the pack size / higher value cards / negative, decimal & fraction value cards / highest or lowest total wins / change of operation to be used or any mix of these alternatives keeping students enthusiasm high.
I created this as a four week homework programme for my Year 6s to practise their calculation methods whilst encouraging parental involvement. After a parent workshop to introduce the methods my school uses to teach the main calculation methods (not included), each child took home a game board (included) and one set of calculation cards each week (included) as their maths homework for 4 weeks: Week 1: Addition Week 2: Subtraction Week 3: Multiplication Week 4: Division I asked the children to record who they had played the game against at home and encouraged them to play for 10 minutes a day to practise their written methods. I have seen huge improvements in my Year 6 class's written calculation skills as a consequence and many parents have commented how it has helped them to understand the calculation methods too. I designed this as a fun game to practise the written methods of calculation. Although I chose the option of encouraging the link between home and school and asking the parents to join in too, alternatively you might decide that the game is best in your school to be played in the classroom as a morning starter or within intervention sessions. A set of instructions is included. Please note, fraction questions are not included in this game, as I wanted it to focus purely on numerical written methods. I am currently working on differentiated packs of cards so that this game can also be given to younger year groups. A lot of time and love has gone into this project, and I hope you and your class enjoy it. I'd appreciate any feedback.