My littles are pretty good at seeing fractional parts within geometric shapes.
They are, however, struggling to say the fraction that matches a group of objects. . .ie: 2 out of 3 are colored, so that is 2/3.
(I KNOW that 2/3 is NOT in our first grade core, but seriously, it's okay to practice it anyway, right?!).
This little Monster Party Game came about because of that need.
Easy to play - each little needs something to mark their space. Everyone starts on the star. The first little chooses a card (you'll need to make 3-4 sets of the monster cards), reads the sentence, looks at the picture, and says the correct fraction. If he says the correct fraction, he moves clockwise to that fraction on the gameboard. Play continues with the next player. Players circle each level until they choose a MONSTER PARTY card at which point, that player moves to the closest MONSTER PARTY space and slides into the next level. If a student lands on a space occupied by another player, she sends that player back to the star (OR. . .you can have them skip over that player and go to the next available space depending on the sensitivity of your kiddos).
I did make a 2 out of 2 card - I want my littles to start realizing that 2/2 = 1.
Clip art for this game (super adorable, right?!) is from Cre8tive Hands.
Go check out her blog - she has some awesome free clip art and is super generous with her copyright!
Image is linked. Take it, love it, pin it, use it, you know the drill. :)
Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY TUESDAY!
(It's a furlough day I'm spending the day loving being with my kids - bike riding, baking, and having a great time!)