Create a classroom fractions competition using a Web-based game.
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In this activity, teams of students will compete for the best score in a variety of activities related to fractions. They will use the Web-based tool VisualFractions, which can be used to reinforce almost any fraction-related skill:
Note: This activity is a reinforcement activity. It should be done after students have been introduced to, and practiced, the skill.
You can set up a classroom competition using VisualFractions in a wide variety of ways. Two possibilities include:
VisualFractions is a tool your students will want to use over and over again. You might add this online resource to your list of classroom-approved "free-time computer resources." It is also a good tool for helping students who might be having difficulty grasping the concept of fractions.
Create an after-the-game assessment tool in which students work on their own to solve appropriate problems using fractions.
MATHEMATICS: Number and Operations
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-NUM.3-5.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.3-5.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.3-5.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 6 - 8
NM-NUM.6-8.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.6-8.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.6-8.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES 9 - 12
NM-NUM.9-12.1 Understand Numbers, Ways of Representing Numbers, Relationships Among Numbers, and Number Systems
NM-NUM.9-12.2 Understand Meanings of Operations and How They Relate to One Another
NM-NUM.9-12.3 Compute Fluently and Make Reasonable Estimates
GRADES Pre-K - 12
NM-REP.PK-12.1 Create and Use Representations to Organize, Record, and Communicate Mathematical Ideas
NM-REP.PK-12.3 Use Representations to Model and Interpret Physical, Social, and Mathematical Phenomena
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