Frustrations with Fractions

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In this math activity, learners make a set of fraction cards to play a game that will help relieve their fraction frustrations. Learners explore fractions and the meaning of equivalence as they create fraction cards out of paper and compete in a fun game. Check out the related Mr. O video to learn more.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Strips of construction paper (all the same size)
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Block or dice
  • Blank stickers or labels


  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Number and Operations
      • Fractions
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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