With the coming of the Common Core Standards, I have had way less time to spend on fraction operations with my sixth graders. Because I knew this ahead of time, I definitely spent more time with them last year as fifth graders making sure they mastered fraction addition and subtraction and has some basic understandings of fraction multiplicaiton.
Over the last few weeks, we have been hard at work making sure ALL of the sixth graders have mastered addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions. They have worked really hard and are doing a great job! As one final review before taking our unit test, I created a QR code scavenger hunt for them to get one last practice with all that arithmetic. I purposely made it just number computation because over the week, that is what they seemed to need the most. They really seemed to have mastered story problems but needed just a bit more practice with computation.
|Here is what a QR code scavenger hunt looks like. I simply print this in color and cut it apart along the thin lines and it is ready to go! This one has 16 cards and was a great way for my students to practice fraction operations.|
We decided to use the gym for this activity and really give kids a chance to move around. I put the start card by the door and had the students spread the rest of them around the perimeter of the gym. (I made sure they were good and mixed up first!)
|A peek at a student record sheet. You can see there are a lot of mixed numbers and a good mix of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.|
|Several students work on solving a fraction operation questions|
Here are a few more pictures
|Back of the record sheet|
|Here is a screen shot of the final answer key.|