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All Ages Pie Fraction (Identifying, Adding Similar & Dissimilar Fractions- thirds, fifths, sixths & sevenths)

Jhun

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Activity Time
10 - 15 minutes
Introduction/Overview
In this activity/game the students will practice their skills in adding Similar & Dissimilar Fractions in thirds, fifths, sixths & sevenths

Fractions are fun to learn especially if they are represented by objects such as a delicious slice of pie. The object of the activity is for students to add similar and dissimilar fractions using pie fraction cards and activity sheets. It's a great way to spend time with your students or kids while strengthening their skills in adding different types of fractions.


Procedure
Fractions are fun to learn especially if they are represented by objects such as a delicious slice of pie. The object of the activity is for students to add similar and dissimilar fractions using pie fraction cards and activity sheets.


Steps:
  1. Download and print the Pie Fraction cards (I recommend cardboard)
  2. Cut the Pie Fraction cards.There are 2 sets of cards (1 with label & 1 without a label). Each set will have 21 Pie Fraction cards :
    • 1 whole card
    • thirds: 1/3, 2/3 & 3/3
    • fifths: 1/5, 2/5, 3/5 ,4/5 & 5/5
    • sixths; 1/6, 2/6, 3/6 ,4/6, 5/6 & 6/6
    • sevenths: 1/7, 2/7, 3/7, 4/7, 5/7, 6/7, & 7/7
  3. Download the Pie Fraction - (Adding Fractions) Activity Sheet 1* and Activity Sheet 2

    Warm-up Activity :

  1. Shuffle the Pie cards (set without a label) and place them in the middle of the table face down.
  2. Pick a pie card and ask the students to identify the fractions on the cards.
  3. Afterward, ask the students to answer Activity sheet 1* (Adding similar & Dissimilar fractions). Make sure you explain the 2 examples on the sheet before they start answering.
  4. Discuss the answers.

    Main Activity :

    Option 1
    (Teacher Initiated Activity)

  1. Shuffle the Pie cards (both sets) and place them in the middle of the table face down. Pick 2 pie cards and ask the students to write the fractions on the Activity sheet 2. Do this until your students have at least written 10 equations on their sheets.
  2. Afterward, ask them to find the sum of fractions on their activity sheet 2.
  3. Discuss the answers to the equations.

    Option 2 (Student Initiated Activity)

  1. Set up the timer, and play the game for 10 minutes
  2. Ask the students to shuffle both sets of Pie Fraction cards and then distribute them evenly with the number face down. So for 2 players, each player should have 21 cards.
  3. Each player turns two cards face up, read the fractions, and add them. The equation will then be placed in the Activity sheet 2.
  4. Each correct answer is equivalent to one point.
  5. When the timer goes off, each player should count the total points they got.
  6. The player with the most points wins.
  7. For the advanced students, they can draw 3 cards instead of 2 and write them on the activity sheet.
* A word file is provided so teachers can edit the equations.

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Activity Sheet 1
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Activity Sheet 2
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Pie Fraction Cards
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Answer key Activity Sheet 1

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