Friday, November 4, 2011
So I am planning to host a workshop in my district to play 10 New Games that use the Fraction/Decimal/Percent Card Deck in January 2012. I've been busy creating game boards or playing mats for the games, and I thought I would share some of them with you in a series of posts.
The first game is called "Bar Graph Addition" and the skills covered in the game are estimating the sums of fractions and recording data on a bar graph. This game is worth the use of class time to play the game as many students don't understand fractions very well. I love this informal format and the fact that you record the sums according to 3 different categories: Sums 1/3 or less, sums between 1/3 and 2/3, and sums 2/3 or greater.
I made this game board to accompany the game, and you only use the fractions cards contained in the deck. To make it easier for the teacher, the directions to the game are located on the game board at the bottom.
Click on the document to download it.