Engage students with a dominoes game while practicing how to multiply fractions.
Multiplying Fractions Game
Are you looking for an easy-to-implement printable game in your classroom? You have come to the right place! Teach Starter has designed a set of printable math games that you can use with your students during your fractions unit. Students will strengthen their understanding of how to multiply a fraction by a fraction.
With this printable resource, you will receive 3 different games. The number of stars at the top right indicates the number of players for each game. The first page has 1 star and, therefore, would be completed independently. The next game is a partner game; the third game can be played in pairs or groups. There are 2 pages with dominoes, including three blank dominoes, should teachers want to add higher numbers to the set. Lastly, the final 3 pages include an answer key with all possible domino combinations.
How to Play Our Multiplying Fractions Game
Assign students either the independent, partner, or group game. They will flip over dominoes to create fractions and follow the directions on the page for each game. In all of the games, some equations will be recorded as an accountability piece. Each game also has reflection questions after and/or a challenge opportunity.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
Consider using this game as an activity for:
For students needing a challenge, teachers can print a blank copy of the “Possible Combinations” answer key and have students complete those on their own. Then, they could check their work using the key. Also, the students could be given higher numbered dominoes to allow for more complex equations and more variation.
For students needing support, have them always arrange the dominoes into proper fractions to eliminate any improper fractions. For example, if they flip over a domino and it shows 3 over 1, they can turn it to make 1/3. Also, students can use the possible combinations answer key when first starting. Teachers can also provide completed examples of multiplication equations for reference. Allow the use of a calculator and a multiplication chart, work one on one with a teacher, and allow the use of peer tutors.
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Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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