Friday, November 11, 2011

Getting To Know You...Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Game

This is the 3rd Game using the Everyday Math Fraction/Decimal/Percent Card Deck. This game would be a great introduction to the study of the number sense idea that all three values represent the same amount.  As you can see on the illustration shown on the game board, all three values of 3/4, .75 and 75% have 75 out of the 100 squares colored in to represent the three amounts.

Why take the class time to play this game?  Many students have difficulty making the connection that the values expressed all represent the same value. By using the same 10 x 10 grid to express all 3 values, that helps the students see the connection too.
Click here to get a copy of the gameboard.

Please know that you can also create your own fraction/decimal/percent cards in place of those created and sold by Everyday Math.  I'm just highlighting the Everyday Math product because many teachers already have them, but don't utilize them fully in their classrooms.  I found a great internet site that allows you to create your own cards and will discuss it in a future post.

Deborah

1. Hi Deborah!

THANKS for these great ideas! I love having new ways to teach these concepts. You're making my teaching a little easier with each one of your posts!

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

2. Thanks so much for these fantastic ideas. I have so many of these EDM decks and am always looking for new ideas!

3. I'm loving all your great ideas. Thank you. I'm a new follower.

Denise

Yearn to Learn Blog

4. I am very interested in checking out the Every Day Math you are talking about. Can you tell me more about it? These activities look great!
Dawna