|Dividing Fractions High or Low|
Some of my students favorite math games during tutoring involve a deck of cards. They never tire of them.
Over the last few years, I've come up with several ways to play with a deck of cards. The above picture is one where my students are dividing fractions. I like using a deck of cards because it makes it fun and saves me the hassle of having to come up or find a worksheet with fractions on it.
We just use a white board and make the appropriate boxes and then draw from the deck. On the board you draw two squares over the top of each other. Then write a divide sign and then another set of squares.The student decides where to put the numbers.
The goal of the game is to get the most points. Before you put cards down on the white board, you need to decide if you are playing for HIGH or LOW numbers.
You can make a spinner on the white board with a circle drawn into two equal pieces. One one side of the circle write HIGH and on the other write LOW. Using a paper clip in the center of the circle, place a pencil in the paper clip and flick it with your finger.
1. Spin for HIGH or LOW
2. Each person draws cards and places them on their own board
3. Each player solves their set of cards
4. Whoever has the number that is bigger or smaller (decided by the spin) gets a point
5. Continue play until the first player reaches 10 points.