Fractions can be one of the concepts that children struggle with the most - from understanding things like 2/4 is the same as ½ 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.
What you Need to Play this Pumpkin-Pie Fraction Snap Game
Download of the Pumpkin Pie Fraction Cards
Optional - Laminator
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, ½, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ and is ideal for playing as you introduce fractions and as a revision game with your children.
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 ½ this can also match to 2/4's.
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.
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