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Furious Fraction Game

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
Patrick McDowall - 5 months ago
Description
The Furious Fractions game is an attempt to make …
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
Patrick McDowall - 5 months ago
Description
The Furious Fractions game is an attempt to make learners increase their fluency with fractions while also incorporating Aboriginal content into the learning process. Students will be grouped together and assigned a Tsimshian village that they must protect from an impending attack from a Haida war canoe. To protect their village they must create whole numbers from a loose collection of varying fractions in an assigned bag. Once they have made a whole number they will be rewarded a piece of fortification. Their village will only be safe once it has been entirely fortified and this must be achieved before the Haida war canoe arrives. The war canoe is moving towards the villages at a set rate and so the students' time is limited. The game is exciting and can be developed for varying math levels. The addition of sound effects such as drumming and other printed materials can act to further engage learners.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Mathematics
Keywords
Fractions
Game
URLs
https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/nwca/nwcam24e.shtml
http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/haida/havwa01e.shtml
Learning Standards
Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving. Engage in problem-solving experiences that are connected to place, story, cultural practices, and perspectives relevant to local First Peoples communities, the local community, and other cultures. Students will know: Whole-number, fraction, and decimal benchmarks and equivalent fractions.
Duration
60+ minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 24, 2018
Lesson Plan: Furious Fraction Forts - Grade 5 Patrick McDowall Established Goals (Big Ideas): ● Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions. Rationale Through an understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions, learners will be able