Colour in the Fraction Wall

Purpose:

  • To support your child's development and understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions.

You need:

  • Fraction wall (one per player)(PDF, 572KB).
  • 2 dice, one labeled 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 and the other labeled */2, */3, */4, */6, */8, */12. You could use blank dice and sticky label dots to write the numbers on.
  • A pen for each player.

How to play:

  • Players take turns to roll the two dice and make a fraction. For example, if you roll 3 and */6, you make the fraction 3/6 and colour in this section of your fraction wall.
  • You will need to be more inventive as you progress through the game as 1/2 can also be represented as 3/6, 2/4 or 6/12.
  • If a player is unable to colour in their fraction or equivalent fraction they miss a turn.
  • The winner is the player who colours in their game board first.

Variations:

  • To begin with you may choose to have two players sharing a fraction wall as you build up the child’s understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions.

Download a file of this activity:

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