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Playing Fraction Tracks

This interactive game, similar to "Fraction Game" (catalogued separately) allows two students an opportunity to think about how fractions are related to a unit whole, compare fractional parts of a whole, and find equivalent fractions. Two players move markers a total distance (forwards and backwards directions) that equals the random target fraction box, along their choice of seven parallel number line tracks, which are divided into different fractional parts. The goal is to move each of the seven markers to the right side of the game board before your opponent does. Instructions and discussion questions are given.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Facilitating Student CommunicationThe resources in this collection provide teachers with strategies that can assist them in facilitating productive classroom and small group discussion. Challenges that teachers face are considered, descriptions of the teacher's role are provided, and best practices are discussed and demonstrated. The use of interesting problems and games to promote high quality communication is explored in several related resources. This collection supports the Communication Process Standard.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Decimals, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Basic Operations
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Game, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2011, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
      http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=8854
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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