Games can help adult learners become comfortable and familiar with fraction concepts, reinforcing skills they have learnt and introducing new skills through interactive play. Entertaining graphics, animated plots, and printable flash cards and puzzles are among the fraction games available to adults on the web.
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National Library of Virtual Manipulatives and Quia's Fraction Games
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives has several interactive fraction games. Players can add fractions, match fraction equivalents, discover the relationships among percentages, fractions and decimals, and explore pie charts using fractions. Quia has flash cards, matching games, concentration games and word search puzzles about fractions that can be played online. You can find other fraction activities on this site by entering Mathematics as the category, and Fractions as the subcategory, then activating the Activity Type drop-down menu. Choose from fractions Battleship, hangman, jumbled word and word search puzzles, online scavenger hunts and a simulated TV game show called From Rags to Riches.
Mr. Nussbaum's Fraction Games
Mr. Nussbaum's website has print and online fraction drills, practice quizzes, flash cards and animated games such as Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop, a timed game in which players create pizzas with mixed fractions of ingredients. Other games on the site include Clara Fraction's Ice Cream Shop, which mixes ice cream fractions; Computation Castle, which requires fractions of ingredients to mix a potion; and Fraction Dolphins, which use visuals of marine mammals to play a fractions equivalents game.
Quizlet Flash Cards and Sheppard Software Games
Quizlet provides over 800 fraction flash card sets that can be used online with audio or printed with answers. You can also create customised quizzes, creating true or false, multiple choice, matching answers or written answer quizzes that can be printed or solved online. Play fractions games, timed or untimed, at the Sheppard Software website. The site has 14 games about topics such as least common denominators, greatest common factors, equivalent fractions, prime numbers and turning fractions into decimals. It also has online tutorials.
Illuminations Fraction Game and Jefferson County Schools' Fraction Games Menu
Illuminations has a fractions game in which players manipulate fractions to get game pieces across the playing area. This game can be played against the computer or by two people against one another. Virtual cards prompt players to use fractions to move across the playing area in the fewest steps possible. Tennessee's Jefferson County Schools hosts a large menu of fractions games and activities on its website. Choose from fraction soccer and basketball games, fraction Jeopardy and pizza, and paint and fish games that involve fractions.
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