teaching resource

Comparing Fractions Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Apr 2023

Improve student understanding of how to compare fractions with the same numerators or denominators with this comparing fractions game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  10 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  5

teaching resource

Comparing Fractions Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  17 Apr 2023

Improve student understanding of how to compare fractions with the same numerators or denominators with this comparing fractions game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  10 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  5

Improve student understanding of how to compare fractions with the same numerators or denominators with this comparing fractions game.

Comparing Fractions Game

Are you looking for a fun activity your students can complete as they are learning how to compare fractions? Teach Starter has created a printable fractions game to help your students master this skill. The questions in this game are centered around comparisons with either like numerators or like denominators.

To play, start by having each player select a game piece and place it at the starting line. The youngest person goes first. Player 1 should spin the spinner and move the correct number of spaces forward. When you land on a space, draw a card and complete the fraction comparison problem. Students will work out the problem and choose the correct answer. The next player in line should check the answer key to see if the answer is correct. If the player is correct, they stay on their space. If the player is incorrect, they must return to the previous space they were at before taking another turn. If you land on an alien space, you go back 2 spaces. The first person to the finish line wins!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

Use this board game to enhance learning through guided maths groups or maths centres.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Allow students to use a visual reminder of the comparison symbols >, < and =. If students are struggling to comprehend the word problem, consider having the comparison problem written out for them to solve.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need an additional challenge, have them create their own game cards to add to the deck.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Brittany Kellogg, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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