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# Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Bingo

• Updated:  04 Jun 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  5 - 6

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teaching resource

# Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Bingo

• Updated:  04 Jun 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  5 - 6

## Looking to Add and Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators? Bingo!

When it comes to adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, the more practice our students have, the better! If you’re looking for an engaging way to get your students adding and subtracting fractions with both speed and accuracy, then Teach Starter’s adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators bingo game could be just the resource you need!

To play, distribute one bingo game board to each student and a set of counters to cover the game board spaces. Display one of the 24 calling cards to the students and encourage them to add or subtract the fractions to find the answer. Once students find the correct answer on their bingo card, they must cover it with a counting chip or marker. The first student to get a bingo configuration on their card wins!

This fractions bingo game contains the following question types:

• Subtracting like fractions
• Adding like fractions (including mixed numbers)
• Subtracting like fractions (including mixed numbers)

• Teacher instructions
• 25 Bingo game boards
• 24 calling cards

The file can be accessed as either an easy-print PDF or as an editable Google Slides file.

Through this maths activity, students will show they can add and subtract fractions with like denominators, including questions involving mixed numbers.

## Maximise Student Learning with Fractions Bingo

It’s no surprise that students love playing games in the classroom, but did you know that there are multiple educational benefits to playing games such as bingo with your students? Here are just a handful:

1. Reinforces Concepts –  This fractions bingo game provides a fun and collaborative way to reinforce addition and subtraction of like fractions. As students play, they repeatedly practise fractions calculations which helps solidify their understanding and retention of this important concept.
2. Increased Social Connection – This fractions bingo game encourages social interaction among students. Introducing healthy and friendly competition into lessons can strengthen peer relationships and build a sense of community in the classroom.
3. Reduces Anxiety – For students who experience maths anxiety, the game format of fractions bingo can reduce stress and create a more relaxed environment. The focus shifts from the pressure of getting the right answer to enjoying the game and the learning process.

As mentioned above, this adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators bingo game downloads as either an easy-print PDF or an editable Google Slides version. Use the Download button to access your preferred file format. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template on your personal drive before accessing it.)

We recommend printing this resource on cardboard to increase the durability of the resource. Place all components of the game into a large envelope or ziplock bag for safekeeping.

This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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