Teaching fractions in the upper elementary classroom can be a daunting task! If you want students to be engaged and learning simultaneously, turning an activity into a game is always a win! I’ve used dominoes for a variety of math games. I just started using them for fractions; of course, the students always want to play more!

## Weigh 'Em up! (Compare Fractions)

- Students choose two dominoes and turn them over.
- One side is the numerator; the other side is the denominator.
- Compare both dominoes.
- Want to make it a game? Each partner chooses one domino. Then they compare their fraction. The partner with the greatest (or least) fraction wins.

## Order up! (Ordering Fractions)

- Students choose five dominoes and turn them over.
- One side is the numerator; the other side is the denominator.
- Order the fractions from least to greatest or greatest to least.
- Want to make it a game? Partners order their dominos and then find the difference between their greatest and least fraction. The partner with the greatest (or least) difference wins.

Option for ordering fractions with the same denominator. Have students pick one domino. The denominator on that one domino represents the denominators for all the other fractions.

## What’s the Value? (Add/Subtract fractions)

- Students choose two dominoes and turn them over.
- One side is the numerator; the other side is the denominator.
- Add or subtract the fractions.
- Want to make it a game? Partners compare their sum or difference. The partner with the greatest (or least) sum or difference wins.

Option for adding or subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Have students add both denominators together to create a common denominator.

## Fraction Feud (Multiplying Fractions)

- Students begin with dominoes face down.
- Each student chooses two dominoes.
- One side is the numerator; the other side is the denominator.
- On the count of three, students turn over their dominoes and multiply their fractions together.
- The student with the highest product wins the dominoes.

Option for multiplying fractions by whole numbers. Have students pick one domino. That domino will represent their whole number. They get the whole number by adding the dots together.

## Divide and Conquer (Dividing Fractions)

- Students choose two dominoes and turn them over.
- One domino is your whole number. To get your whole number, add the dots.
- The other domino is your fraction.
- One side is the numerator; the other side is the denominator.
- Want to make it a game? The partner with the greatest (or least) quotient wins.

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