Identify fractions as more than or less than ½ (or a given amount).
Accurate identification of fractions, comparing faction values.
To collect 5 fractions more than ½ and 5 fractions less than ½.
- 2x ten-sided dice
- Paper and pen for recording
Play this game in pairs or small groups.
- Players take turns to roll two ten-sided dice.
- The smaller number is the numerator and the larger number is the denominator.
- Place the fraction made on a chart showing if it is more than, less than or equal to ½.
For example, if the numbers 8 and 1 were rolled, the fraction would be ⅛. Or, if the two numbers rolled were 2 and 3, the fraction would be ⅔.
- The first player to have 5 fractions in the less than ½ column AND 5 fractions in the more than ½ column wins.
Hint: A fraction wall could be a useful tool!
Change the given fraction to another, for example instead of finding fractions less than and more than ½ find fractions that are less than and more than ⅓.
Increase the amount of fractions the student must collect to win.
Use decimal notation instead of fraction notation.