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This is a “I have… Who has…?” Fractions Facts Game

Subject:

Math  

Grade:

4  

Title – I Have….Who Has…?
By – Jo-Anne D’Addesio
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 4th

Introduction:

    I made this version of the “I Have… Who Has…?” game to be about fraction facts – any math topic or any topic in general can be used using the same card template.

Concept / Topic To Teach:

    Fraction Facts

General Goal(s):

    Students will work in groups to complete a set of teacher-created cards by asking and solving fraction questions.

Specific Objectives:

    Students will practice fraction facts, equivalents, simplest form, and what ever skills have been taught.

Required Materials:

  • Teacher-created index card set for each group,
  • paper and pencil for each student.

    Use index cards each divided into top and bottom. The top section i” the “” Have” part. The answer will be on the bottom of another card. I created each card set in a different color marker so that they can easily be distinguished should the cards get mixed up. It is very important to keep each game separate, because you will need every card to complete a game. ( I laminated my cards – it’s work to set up, but the students love playing, and it really gets all of the students engaged. )

Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):

    After working with basic fraction concepts, simplest form, equivalent fractions, etc., tell students they can now use their knowledge to play, “I Have…, Who Has…?” Each student must solve the question asked to make sure that the answer is correct. There is only one correct solution for every question, and only one sequence for the game to be played successfully.

Step-By-Step Procedures:

  • Students get in groups of four or five.
  • All cards are dealt by one student and each player places his cards in front of him.
  • The dealer chooses one card to ask the question, “I have 8/12. Who has this in simplest form?” The first card still stays in play, because it has the answer to the last question. All students solve. Another card has (the answer) 2/3 on the bottom half. That student then asks the question on the top of that card, once the question is solved, that card is turned over.
  • The cards continue until all questions are asked and answered.

    The teacher facilitates the groups to work to solve the questions successfully. Observe who is having difficulty with the game, and work in small groups with these children to improve understanding.

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