Earlier this semester, my daughter started to learn about fractions. I shared the free fraction packet she started with. She’s been doing some problems in her math book, but I thought she would enjoy playing a board game with equivalent fractions.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I made a game board in that theme. I also made a game board with spring birds, butterflies, and flowers (just to make this game usable in the spring as well). You can print out whichever theme works best; they are both in the free packet below.
How do you play?
Print out 3 of the following on card stock. Choose either the St. Patrick’s Day Game Board (p. 2) OR the Spring/Flower Game Board (p. 5).
Cut out the fraction cards (pp. 3-4). Shuffle well. Place the cards in a pile face down.
Each player needs their own set of tokens.
Take turns drawing a card. Figure out which fraction it is equivalent to (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 or 1/7). Place a token on the game board on one of those spaces (if there are no more of those left, it is the other player’s turn.)
For example, if the player draws the card 7/42, she would cover any space that says 1/6 because 7/42=1/6.
The first player to get 4 in a row (in any direction – horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) wins the game!
PS-ED is really enjoying this game. Just this morning (Wed. March 1) ED asked if I could print out the Spring-themed board as well. It is currently *exactly* the same as the one she’s using (St. Patrick’s Day), but in the next couple of days I’ll move the fractions around to change up the game a bit and will come back and update the file with the new game board.
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Other Free St. Patrick’s Day Materials:
- St. Patrick’s Day Addition Game Boards
- St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack
- St. Patrick’s Day Division Game Board and Division Cards
- St. Patrick’s Day Number Word Activities
- Roll and Cover St. Patrick’s Day Math Grid Game (for PreK-K)
You might be interested in some of our other packets:
Learning the Multiplication Facts: As my daughter moved into learning her multiplication facts I looked around for the kind of multiplication practice that would help her. The math book she was using went through the math facts a bit too quickly for her. She needed quite a bit of repetition and wanted bright, colorful worksheets. I wound up making my own sets of practice pages and games. She loved that! Be sure to check out our Multiplication Bundle here: Learning the Multiplication Tables 2s thru 9s. You’ll see links to these individual packets at the bottom of that post.
What order did my daughter learn her math facts? 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 6s and 7s (because those skip counting songs were easy for her!), 4s, 9s, 8s.
Here are some of the 4s pages: