teaching resource

# Adding and Subtracting Fractions Board Game

• Updated:  02 May 2024

Use this adding and subtracting fractions game as a fun alternative to worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  3 Pages

• Years:  5 - 7

• Differentiated:  Yes

### Curriculum

• #### ACMNA103

Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator

• #### ACMNA126

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators

• #### ACMNA153

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions, including those with unrelated denominators

teaching resource

# Adding and Subtracting Fractions Board Game

• Updated:  02 May 2024

Use this adding and subtracting fractions game as a fun alternative to worksheets.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  3 Pages

• Years:  5 - 7

• Differentiated:  Yes

Use this adding and subtracting fractions game as a fun alternative to worksheets.

## A Fractions Game for Adding and Subtracting

If you’re tired of using the same old fractions worksheets year after year, try this fun fractions game, which will keep your students engaged until the bell rings!

This fractions board game has been designed by our expert team of teachers to allow your students to practise adding and subtracting fractions collaboratively and interactively.

Here’s a quick overview of how to play (a more detailed version can be found within the resource download):

1. Place counters on the ‘Start’ square. The youngest player goes first.
2. Roll the dice and move your counter the correct number of spaces.
3. Follow the instructions of the square you land on. Many squares require the player to solve an addition or subtraction algorithm with fractions.
4. Continue to move your counters around the game board, following the instructions on whatever square you land on.
5. The first person to land on the ‘Finish’ square is the winner. (Note: You must roll the exact number needed to land on this square. If you do not, you must wait for your next turn to try again.)

Answers to the equations are written upside-down at the bottom of the instruction page.

## Differentiate with Multiple Versions

We know that you’re always juggling students of differing abilities when teaching maths concepts to your students, and we’re here to help!

Two versions of this adding and subtracting fractions board game are provided in the download. Game A requires students to add and subtract like fractions only, whereas Game B requires students to add and subtract fractions with related denominators.

Provide the relevant version of the game to your students according to the skill they need to practise.

## Easily Prepare This Fractions Game for Your Students

Click on the Download button to access the printable PDF version of this resource. We recommend printing the game boards on thick card for added durability.

Provide your students with counters and dice, and they’re ready to start playing!

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