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# Equivalent Fractions – Dominoes

• Updated:  4/24/2023

Identify and match equivalent fractions with an exciting game of dominoes!

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

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teaching resource

# Equivalent Fractions – Dominoes

• Updated:  4/24/2023

Identify and match equivalent fractions with an exciting game of dominoes!

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

Identify and match equivalent fractions with an exciting game of dominoes!

## Let’s Find Fractions That Are Equivalent!

Understanding how different fractions can represent the same amount is a tricky concept for students to understand. Students as early as 3rd grade work to understand that if the same amount of a shape is shaded in (regardless of the size of each piece), it is determined to be equivalent.

Teach Starter has created a printable dominoes game for your student to practice creating equivalent fractions. This math resource comes with 24 dominoes, a set of directions, and an answer key showing different equivalent fractions.

To play:

1. Cut out the domino cards, find the card with ½ written on both ends and place it in the center of the playing area.
2. Before starting the game, pair up into teams of 2. Each player draws 5 domino cards.
3. The first player should place a domino that is equivalent to ½. It can be a numerical fraction or a picture. If the player does not have an equivalent fraction on his or her domino, it is the second player’s turn. If, by chance, the second player does not have an equivalent card, then the first player will draw until an equivalent card is found.
4. Each player takes turns placing down dominoes equivalent to the picture or numerical fraction on each end piece. If equivalent fractions cannot be matched with the cards in hand, then draw from the deck.
5. Play until all cards are gone, or no more matches can be made.
6. The player with the least amount of cards at the end is the winner.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

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

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

For students who need additional support, encourage them to create a visual chart of equivalent fractions prior to playing. Students can then use this reference tool while playing to help them determine equivalent fractions.

### ➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Students who need a challenge can create their own domino cards with equivalent fractions using higher denominators.

## 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.

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

This resource was created by Ashley Hoy, a teacher in Kentucky and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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