Students will learn simple fractions in multiple formats through a slightly competitive, engaging game. They will learn to associate fractions with pictures, words, numbers and optionally, decimals. This becomes even more fun when turkeys and pumpkin pie are involved!
Simple Fractions Slap It! Card Game
This is a modified form of the old favorite “Slap Jack.” The difference is that there is a center pile in addition to the player piles. The card turned over in the center pile indicates what card you are looking to slap. Once you slap the coordinating card, you turn a new card and begin to search for a new card to slap.
You can choose any format of cards to be the CENTER pile, so that kids can get review on the portion that they struggle with the most. They can focus on formats that they are more familiar using.
Create your deck of 10-20 cards for CENTER pile
Use the other corresponding cards for PLAYING cards. 30-40 are recommended for a group of 2 players. (More copies will create a longer game.)
To play: 2-4 players
-Place the CENTER cards face down in a pile.
-Deal the PLAYING cards equally among players and place them face down in a pile in front of each player.
-Decide the first player.
-Flip over one of the CENTER cards.
-In clockwise order, players flip one card at a time. When a PLAYING card is flipped that matches the CENTER card: SLAP-IT! (matches will be in many formats)
-The first player to slap the card takes the center pile of cards that have been played and adds them to the bottom of their own pile.
-Flip over another CENTER card and continue playing, this time matching the new card that has been flipped over.
-Game is finished when time is up or one player has all the PLAYING cards.
This is a fabulous activity for classroom center, group work or play at home.