This game helps students to understand the process of adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. Players quickly learn to look at the unshaded parts of target fractions to see what they need to make a sum of 1. After a while, players may start to “think in twelfths” because all fractions in the game can be renamed with 12 as a denominator. Using a common denominator is particularly useful for finding ways to make a sum of 1 using two or three bars.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn what fractions are and how they are used. Students also use hands-on materials to explore fraction amounts in a cooperative learning activity. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore a variety of strategies for addition with fractions. Students will use physical and virtual models (including an online interactive game) to demonstrate an understanding of how to add fractions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »