Friday, December 9, 2011

Fun Fraction Card Game

Fractazmic is a card game that helps teach children how to convert and add fractions and also the relationship between fractions and measurements. There are a few different variations of play to help adapt to your child's level.

This card game is for 2-4 players and is recommended for 1st-8th graders because there are multiple variations of this game to adapt the difficulty level. You will see a video I posted below to show you one of the variations to play this game. This game has potential in our family and I am hanging on to it when we get to covering fractions more in-depth. Right now the cards have too many common denominators for us to get going with a quick game. We need to work on fractions a bit more before playing the game will go smoothly like it's intended. Can I just be honest? This game has been good practice for ME! It's true! When you don't use this math skill you are quick to forget and it has been a great review for me as a teacher.

The cards in the deck are:
Sixteenth suit: 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, and 1/2
Twelfths suit: 1/12, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, 5/12, and 1/2
Tenths suit: 1/10, 1/5, 3/10, 2/5, and 1/2

The object of the game is to create as many "hands" as possible before you run out of cards and "hands" are made by adding together the fraction cards within the same suit to equal one whole. The game ends when a player runs out of cards and the winner is the player with the most "hands."

Click this link to go and play an online version of this game.

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*I received this game free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own. *

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