Mastering how to simplify fractions is a key skill required throughout studying fractions within a unit and in higher grades. However, the 'traditional basic drill worksheets will make your kids lose focus easily, and will make the exercise feel like a chore. But, getting lots of practice with simplifying fractions doesn't have to be a bore! This week, I've compiled some fun games kids can explore to work on this skill. The three games outlined are easily accessed through your web browser for FREE! Check them out below.
Math man (Reducing Fractions)
Simplifying Fractions Soccer
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If you are looking for a way to get more fun simplifying fraction practice for your kids, you may also like the Math Mystery 'Case of The Shogun's Sword.' Students must simplify fractions to discover important clues that will help them solve who stole the Shogun's Sword. Available in three different versions for you to choose the level of difficulty you would like. The clues are interchangeable between grade levels for easy customization and differentiation.
CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL FOR PLACE VALUE DIFFICULTY
First up, you need to choose the place value range of difficulty you wish to practice. As you can see in the image below, the levels vary from 3-digit to 7-digit numbers. Depending on the age and ability of the player, you can easily adjust the game to suit his/her practice needs.
HOW TO PLAY
A math problem will appear on the top of the screen along with four possible answers. Click the correct answer to have a new house added to your town.
Progression will unlock new levels to add trees, cars and other exciting objects.
The AIM OF THE GAME is to make your town as beautiful as possible (the more practice along with correct answers = a nicer town). Players can click the 'Show Off' button to view their town without the math questions.
CLICK HERE TO PLAY THIS PLACE VALUE GAME!
Instant access for free, no sign up required.
This beautiful game will make practicing place value fun and is worth the screen time on this. Whether a teacher or a parent, I think it is a game worth adding to your screen time list of games to play.
To find and access more Place Value online games CLICK HERE
You may also like this fun Place Value Math Mystery activity, "Case of The Puzzled Pirate."
It comes with an optional Video Hook --- view below:
Check out some of the feedback from other teachers who have used this Place Value Math Mystery with their students:
CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL GRADE COVERS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PLACE VALUE SKILLS & DIFFICULTY LEVELS COVERED IN EACH VERSION.
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You may also be interested in this Summer themed Math Mystery: Case of The Mathattan Meltdown
Available in my TPT store, this math mystery is available for Grades 1-6 (or choose a level that suits the needs of the user best!) Skills and math difficulty is outlined in the product description of each grade level. Click on the cover image to find out more.
Erin D. May, 11 2017 "My students love these and stay engaged with the math concepts they are learning!"
Teri H. September, 12 2016 "Kid tested and kid approved!"
Rachel M. May, 21 2017 "The kids LOVED these! Made for the perfect activity during the last week of school. They were engaged and excited to figure out the next clue. Thank you!"
Jacquelyn B. May, 5 2017 "This particular mystery was a perfect year-end review assessment - the students enjoyed it despite it being a graded assignment! Math Mysteries have become a number one favorite of my 3rd graders!"
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