Fractions can be one of the concepts that children struggle with the most in math – from understanding equivalent fractions like 2/4 is the same as 1/2 and 1 whole is 8/8 to sum’s containing fractions and how to add and subtract. Setting the foundations in the first few years of school is essential and it’s great to do that through games and other hands-on activities. Today I’m sharing our Pumpkin Pie Fraction Game which can either be played as “Snap” or as a Memory Game.
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What is covered with Pumpkin-Pie Fraction Game
This Game works on matching Fractions to the number and words as well as review 1 whole, 1/2, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 and is ideal for playing as you introduce fractions and as a revision game with your children.
Looking for more Fractions Activities and Game try out Snowman Addition of Fractions Game
Preparation Needed for Pumpkin-Pie Fractions
- Print out your copy of the Pumpkin Pie Fraction Cards.
- Cut around each card.
- Laminate if you wish
Pumpkin Pie Fraction Snap
- Divide the Cards equally between the players.
- Take turns laying the cards down.
- When the cards match either the pictorial, word and numbers then “snap”.
Cards can match the picture to the word, picture to number, the number to the word and with 1/2 this can also match to 2/4’s.
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Pumpkin Pie Fraction Memory Game
- Lay the cards face down on a flat surface.
- Turn over two cards if they match you claim them.
- Take it in turns to clear the board.
You can play with the full set or just pictures, just words or even just numbers or any combination of these.
Other Resources for Helping with Understanding Fractions
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These Magnetic Fraction Tiles from Learning Resources are a great way to help children understand some of the fractions – I would combine these strips with a set of Fraction Circles so your child can understand that fractions can be a portion of anything rather than just a rectangle.
I liked using this with individual magnetic dry erase whiteboards.
This multi-player Fraction Formula game is great for students to play together reviewing fractions as they race to fill up in the tubes based on the different fraction cards that they pull out.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.