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Mixed Numbers - Fraction Model Match-Up

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grades

    Grades:  4 - 5

Practice matching improper fractions, mixed numbers, bar models, and fraction number lines with this set of 36 match-up cards.

Practice Matching Number Lines and Mixed Numbers with a Fractions Game!

Are you looking for a fractions activity that strengthens your students’ understanding of mixed numbers and number lines? This matching activity will encourage students to find matching mixed numbers, improper fractions, bar models, and fractions on a number line. Each match includes:

  • Mixed number
  • Improper fraction
  • Bar Model Representation
  • Mixed Number on a Number Line Representation

To use, students will place all cards face up in front of them. Beginning with the Mixed Number cards, students will review the remaining cards and identify the improper fraction and visual representations that match the given mixed number,

Each mixed number is part of a set of four cards, with nine different mixed numbers for students to work with. In total, there are 36 cards representing mixed numbers in the download.

Through this activity, students will show they can match an improper fraction, mixed number, and visual representation of the same number.

Differentiate Your Mixed Number Activities

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

In addition to individual student work time, use this fraction game to enhance learning through guided math groups or as a center activity. 

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

Help students who need support understanding the concepts by limiting the number of playing cards. Additionally, choose only to use certain card types (improper fraction and visual representation, mixed number and word form, etc.).  Additionally, provide access to previous assignments and posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For fast finishers, encourage students to make additional cards to add to the game using index cards.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

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 Lorin Davies,  a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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