Reflection: Modeling Fraction CARD GAME - Section 2: Concept development


Almost every time I use a game as an instructional strategy for students to practice a skill, I am not disappointed.  While this game really didn't have a winner or a loser, simply by calling the "activity" a game, students were highly engaged and on task.  

One of my favorite aspects about games is the freedom they allow me to work with specific students, especially students that are struggling with aspects of this concept. In one of my classes, it became obvious that most students were working, staying on task, and talking with each other  throughout the activity, while one student pair was really struggling.  The game gave me an opportunity to spend more time with the pair of struggling students, trying to clear up misconceptions immediately.


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Fraction CARD GAME

Unit 5: Operations with Fractions
Lesson 4 of 14

Objective: SWBAT practice multiplying a whole number with a fraction.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students work with partners to play a card game in which they can refine and practice the skill of multiplying a fraction with a whole number.

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