Fractions in the Olympics

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An Explorer activity describing a game that encourages children to add unit fractions with the same or different denominators.

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Author: Joanne Caniglia

Grade Level: 4-6

Description: This game encourages children to add unit fractions with the same or different denominators.

Objectives: To provide practice in adding fractions with like and unlike denominators.

Resources/Materials: Worksheet (to be enlarged or available by downloading a Claris Works or Acrobat file), spinner.

Activities/Procedures:

  1. Spin the spinner twice.
  2. Find the sum of the two fractions.
  3. Proceed down or up the slopes to the first circle or rectangle that matches your denominator (in lowest terms).
  4. Shade in your answer.
  5. The winner is the first to land on the last circle or rectangle.

Evaluation: Students will check each other's work.

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