Comparing Fractions Scavenger Hunt

Awesome fractions task cards in a scavenger hunt game format!

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Math teachers, you know that students need spiral review and much of the time, review of material taught in previous grades! That’s why we created the Comparing Fractions Scavenger Hunt for you. At the time of this post we have grades 3-5 published, and grades 5-6 and 7-8 are coming soon!

Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt is perfect for comparing fractions with common numerators or denominators in grades 3-5! There are 18 task cards to use in the activity that is engaging and physically active. Fractions are represented in:

  • Number Lines
  • Circular Models
  • Fraction Bars
  • Word Problems
  • Compared using words and <, >, = symbols
A very engaging and fun math game to review comparing fractions. Great for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades!
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Fractions Scavenger Hunt How To

Place the cards in order around the room. Use a card number as a starting point for each student.

  1. The student will work the problem on their assigned card and record the answer. A student answer page has a box that matches their card number.
  2. Once they have the answer, they will move around the room looking at the bottom of each card until they find their answer.
  3. The student will then work the problem on the new card.
  4. Each student will continue in this rotation until they have answered all 16 problems.

Remind students that the answer at the bottom of the card does not go with that card.

Teachers are Loving Comparing Fractions Scavenger Hunt

Fun and interactive! Engaging for students…and rigorous. -Nancy F.

What a great activity for practice or review! -Kimberley Bowlsbey

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Why is this Math Game Important for Learning?

  • Math games increase engagement and interest in learning (read here for more on Games and Student Interest).
  • The scavenger hunt allows for physical activity, which primes the brain for optimum learning states.
  • Fun increases those happy hormones (i.e. endorphins) that lead to better retention and recall.
  • A game is a different format than original instruction. The helps students to see the content from a different point of view.
  • Fractions are difficult but very important. A fractions scavenger hunt will provide students with spiral review.
  • A math game can provide a low-risk environment where students feel safe to attempt the fractions problems. This is critical for deepening understandings.

How is the Comparing Fractions Scavenger Hunt Unique?

This scavenger hunt has no distracting borders, graphics, and fancy fonts. The math is front and center. Students can focus on problems that are deeply aligned to standards and not “watered down”. The rigor is challenging, but the format is supportive for student success.

The fractions have common denominators and common numerators.

Scavenger Hunts with models and word problems.

The fraction models are in a variety of formats including number lines, numerical expressions, pictures, and graphics.

This scavenger hunt is perfect for comparing fractions review in elementary school.

Most importantly, students love the interactive and engaging format!

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