This resource includes a Set of 24 Cards that will help your students practice Comparing Fractions that are Almost One Whole. These fractions are one unit fraction away from 1 whole (7/8, 3/4, 19/20, etc.). This game makes a great Guided Math Station! Your students will have a great time playing Fraction War with this set of cards while building their fraction number sense.
Within a very short period of time, nearly all of my students had mastered this skill! The best part is they had so much fun playing they didn’t even realize they were learning! Unlike a worksheet, this game can be used over and over again to reinforce this concept.
I have included a student recording sheet that you can use for accountability or to take a grade if needed.
This game works great at a math station, and is also a perfect activity to do with your small group. I initially created a card set to practice a skill with a small group instead of using a worksheet and the lesson was so successful that I made more sets! The other benefit is that I don’t have to run copies for each new group (tutoring, intervention group, etc.l) or every year to practice a needed skill.
I have included one set with a color background and another blackline set if you prefer to print on colored cardstock.
This Comparing “Almost One Whole” Fractions Card Game is included in my 4th Grade TEKS Fractions Unit and Bundle.
4.3(D) Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators and represent the comparison using the symbols >, <, or =
?Common Core Alignment?
4.NF.A.2: Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.