My students always ask to play UNO™ at the end of the day, so I created an UNO™ style equivalent fractions game that reinforces equivalent fractions!
I call it … “ONE”.
This game a great way to supplement a lesson on equivalent fractions OR give students who are struggling with the concept a little bit of extra practice.
It’s bright, colorful, and familiar enough that students will forget that they’re learning!
How to play “ONE”:
All the rules are the same except that players change suit by laying down a card with the same denominator or equivalent fraction value instead of using colors and numbers 1-9.
The fraction card “2/4″ is the face-up card. As a player, I may play a card with the same denominator (i.e. “1/4″, “2/4″, “3/4″, “4/4″) or a card with an equivalent fraction (i.e. “1/2″, “2/4″, “3/6″, “4/8″).
Of course, like UNO™, I can also play one of the special cards like “Skip”, “Reverse”, “Draw Two”, “Draw Four” and “Wild”. After all, the special cards are what make the game fun, right?
Here’s what the cards look like when they’re printed and cut out:
I suggest printing the cards on white cardstock (front & back) and then laminating. That way, the cards won’t be see-through and you’ll be able to use them over and over again!
If you’re ready to play this game in your class, get it here.