I’ve found that the best way, or at least the yummiest way, to teach fractions, and actually make them stick, is in the kitchen. Measuring to mix a batch of gooey, chocolate fudge brownies, cutting a veggie-loaded pizza or slices of hot apple pie, or adding the measures that triple a recipe of Gramma’s Homemade Chicken and Noodles, so they’ll be enough for this crew. The problem I’ve found, there is no way I can cook enough, or we can eat enough, for my students to thoroughly practice using fractions. The more you use fractions the easier they are to use.
Using colorful cards, with easy-to-grasp graphics, it teaches fractions, numbers and measurement and there’s no dishes to wash! My children learn to convert and add fractions, reinforce the relationship between fractions and measurements and show real world use of fractions, without the added expense of chocolate chips or vanilla bean ice cream!
There are three sets of color coded cards – sixteenths, twelfths, and tenths. The object is to make sets of cards that equal one whole. When a player has used all of his cards the game ends and the player with the most sets of 1 whole, wins. We played this game, and others using this deck. My youngest daughter’s favorite is Go Fish! She learned to recognize the fraction on the card and the proper way to say it – one half, four sixteenths, etc., while enjoying the thrill of beating her older sister at a game! Dr. Ron teaches Fractazmic Trap and Fractazmic Rummy in his free download, Math Success Booklet.
My view ~ “Educational fun for a fraction of the cost!” Truly, the game is only $6.95 or play Fractazmic (TM) Speed Version online; if your speed is the fastest, you could win a free deck of cards. Warning: Online Fractazmic can become addicting.
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I hope you enjoy this game as much as we have enjoyed it. My husband said, “Finally, a way for you to teach fractions without having to feed the neighborhood!”
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