Friday, 27 June 2014

Sort Students into Groups using Equivalent Fractions

If you want a quick activity that you can use to randomly put students into groups of four, look no further. This activity uses fractions with common denominators and then equivalent fractions to sort students into groups. This could be used with any class where students can add fractions and compare equivalent factions.
In each row are two sets of fractions with common denominators. When you add each pair (with the same denominator) they will simplify to the same fraction
  • Grade 7 Number Sense & Numeration
  • Grade 8 Number Sense & Numeration (review)
  • MPM1D
  • MFM1P
  • Fraction Cards Prep work: Cut the cards out. Note that there are 8 rows of fractions. Remove sets according to how many students you have.
  • Bag or Bin to put cards in
  1. Choose a fraction and 
find your partner (the 
person who has the same 
common denominator). Introduce yourself. He 
or she is your team 
  2. Add your fractions 
and simplify the answer. 

  3. Find the other team 
with the same simplified 
fraction. Introduce 
yourselves. This is your group of four
  • None yet
  • Choosing Groups with Fractions Cards (doc) (pdf)

Did you use this activity? Do you have a way to make it better? If so tell us in the comment section. Thanks

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