Friday, April 04, 2008

Fraction Action

We used to play lots of math games and have kind of gotten out of the habit. Well, this week we played 3 new games. I found a link from mathwire to this "Everyday Math" website. They list some great math games.

Our favorite this week was the game we played today called Fraction Action. It's a fraction game that's played a lot like Blackjack where you're trying to get close to 21 without going over, but in this case you are trying to use your fraction cards to get close to 2 without going over. It's a great game to work on finding common denominators as the fractions you use are: 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 3/4, 1/6, 1/6, 5/6, 1/12, 1/12, 5/12, 5/12, 7/12, 7/12, 11/12, 11/12 . Each person is dealt 2 cards and then they decide if they want more cards or not. Alexandra loved this game and I'm sure we'll be playing it some more.

1 comment:

Melissal89 said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm always looking for math games.

Speaking of art through the four seasons, I have a great idea for you if you're interested. I've been meaning to post about this, but haven't yet. There's a book called Nature's Paintbox by Patricia Thomas. It goes through each season using a different art medium. We have worked through winter which was pen and ink, but haven't done spring yet. It goes perfectly with the Vivaldi Four Seasons Movements. Hmm, I'll have to post about this soon! Perhaps that will be our next Arts and Music Friday.

Blessings, Melissa
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